OPPO has announced the establishment of a 5G innovation lab at its Hyderabad R&D centre in India to further develop core product technologies for 5G connected ecosystems. The establishment of this new lab is an ambitious move for OPPO as it further promotes the commercialisation of 5G.
“5G has always been an essential direction for OPPO’s technological development, ” said Levin Liu, Head of the OPPO Research Institute. “With the establishment of the 5G lab in India, we aim to achieve more breakthroughs in core technologies within the 5G ecosystem and drive industry transformation with our partners.”
The development aptly ties in with the brand’s recently announced 3+N+X strategy, where N represents the number of essential capabilities that OPPO has been spearheading, including 5G, AI and connectivity. The lab will contribute to advancing technological evolution across these fields.
As an active player in 5G, OPPO has made significant contributions to the formulation of 5G standards, product development, application development and innovation. It was also the only device manufacturer contributing to the global push for the unified 3GPP standard in 2015. As of September 2020, OPPO has submitted over 3,000 proposals related to the 5G standard to 3GPP and has declared over 1,000 5G standard patent families to ETSI. OPPO is also one of the top ten companies globally in terms of the number of 5G patent families declared, according to Japanese research institution NGB Corporation.
OPPO is working closely with industry-leading partners such as Ericsson and Qualcomm to accelerate the commercialisation of 5G in global markets. This year, the company has completed successful voice and data calls over a commercial standalone 5G network in Switzerland. OPPO has also conducted the first 5G WhatsApp call from India. As of today, OPPO has partnered with more than 50 organisations worldwide to deliver 5G services.
Building on its current positioning as an enabler of technological advancement, and continuing its commitment to ground-breaking innovation, OPPO will also be setting up three additional functional labs in India dedicated to Camera, Power & Battery, and Performance. These labs will focus on developing the latest and most advanced technology for use around the world.