OPPO and Ericsson collaborate on 5G lab
The two companies to share with each other 5G technologies
OPPO and Ericsson will jointly build and run a 5G lab.
Through the lab, the two companies will promote global collaboration, share with each other 5G technologies and help optimise 5G products and network performance to accelerate large-scale deployment of 5G globally.
“We are very excited to launch our 5G joint lab with Ericsson. The initiative leverages Ericsson’s advantages in 5G network and infrastructure technologies and its global operator channels with OPPO’s experience and expertise in 5G standards development, technologies, products and application scenarios,” said Andy Wu, VP of OPPO and president of Software Engineering. “We will work together to embrace the challenges and opportunities ahead in the 5G era in order to provide better 5G products and experiences for consumers around the world.”
OPPO and Ericsson have a long history of working together in 5G and have also signed a global patent license agreement. Since the third quarter of 2018, the two partners have been running joint 5G tests on OPPO’s 5G handset and Ericsson’s 5G infrastructure with local operator partners in Sweden, Germany and China as part of an effort to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G products. At MWC 2019 earlier this year, OPPO and Ericsson also partnered to showcase 5G smartphones and cloud-gaming scenarios to attendees.
"This partnership is of highly strategic importance for both Ericsson and OPPO. It will contribute to the diversity of the 5G ecosystem and benefit from the agility of both companies to bring new use cases and customer value to the market,” said Luca Orsini, vice president and head of Networks for Market Area North East Asia at Ericsson.
OPPO unveiled its first 5G smartphone in the GCC in September this year. The company is a key contributor to the standardisation of 5G. The company had announced its “5G Landing Project” with operator partners in the GCC earlier in 2019 to accelerate the commercialisation of 5G products and services worldwide. OPPO will also launch a Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of the year.