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OPPO upgrades communication lab with Ericsson

OPPO officially unveiled the OPPO Communication Lab, which has recently been upgraded in partnership with Ericsson, the world’s leading provider of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) to services providers.

Through the newly upgraded Communication Lab, OPPO can now fully realize the entire 5G research and development process, from the underlying RF front-end to software protocol updates and regional tuning and testing. It contains three major modules: Radio Frequency Lab, Protocol Lab, and Network Simulation Lab.

“OPPO Communication Lab represents a new level of close cooperation with leading global technology companies,” said Chris Shu, VP and GM of Product Strategy Planning and Cooperation Center, OPPO.

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The Network Simulation Lab is a collaboration between OPPO and Ericsson while the Protocol Lab is jointly established by OPPO and leading testing technology provider Keysight.

Evolution of 5G standard

The Network Simulation Lab, which closely reflects actual urban communication networks, can simulate the 4G/5G networks of different operators and provide communication services for up to 10,000 devices. Pre-testing requirements for 5G commercialization in any area of the world can be tested in the lab.

The Protocol Lab supports technicians in conducting research related to power consumption, regression testing, and joint new feature testing, helping to drive innovation from different approaches. For example, the lab is currently conducting research related to the upcoming first evolution of the 5G standard, Release 16, which is more environmentally friendly thanks to improved communication efficiency between smartphones and networks, which reduces the power consumption of smartphones and base stations.

Going forward, OPPO will continue to increase its R&D in areas of cutting-edge technology, partner with other industry leaders such as Ericsson, facilitate 5G development, and continue to unlock the possibilities of 5G as it leads the industry toward the era of Internet of Experience.

“Furthering the OPPO and Ericsson collaboration will bring forward more technology and products to lead 5G market demand and direction, as well as optimize 5G network experience for the end-user,” said Magnus Ewerbring, VP and CTO, Ericsson, Asia-Pacific. “As a leader in the global 5G market, Ericsson looks forward to collaborating with industry partners in building the 5G ecosystem and driving innovation to unleash the full potential of 5G technology.”