OPPO has announced the launch of a 5G joint laboratory with Ericsson. Through the new lab, OPPO and Ericsson will also promote global collaboration, share cutting-edge 5G technologies and help optimize 5G products and network performance to accelerate the large-scale deployment of 5G globally.
OPPO and Ericsson have signed a global patent license agreement fortifying their ongoing, in-depth collaboration in the 5G era. 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.
With 5G adoption gaining ground, OPPO will also launch the world’s first Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of the year.
“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 to provide better 5G products and experiences for consumers around the world.”
“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.