Oppo is Setting Up a 5G Test Laboratory in China

  • The BBK owned smartphone brand has collaborated with Keysight technologies
  • Oppo used Keysight’s UXM-based 5G NR network emulation solutions to successfully establish a 5G video call
Oppo Reno 5G on display in Europe

Keysight Technologies, Inc., a technology company that helps enterprises, service providers and governments accelerate innovation to connect and secure the world, announced that the company has established a joint 5G test laboratory in Shenzhen, China with Oppo. The new lab uses Keysight’s 5G platform to help verify the performance of new 5G new radio (NR) designs, a key activity that will help the Chinese-based smartphone manufacturer expand its global market presence.

“By setting up a joint 5G test lab with Keysight, we’re strengthening our ability to successfully launch 5G devices for deployment in a wide range of 5G use cases,” said Donny Peng, assistant vice president of Software Product Engineering in Oppo.

Oppo is counted among the first smartphone brands to have introduced a 5G smartphone in Europe. Oppo, like Vivo and Oneplus are smartphone brands that operate under the umbrella of China-based BBK. Oppo has been identified as one of the world’s top five leading smartphone manufacturer in terms of market share according to IDC’s Worldwide Quarterly Mobile Phone Tracker.

Keysight’s 5G NR platform

Chipset manufacturers and their mobile device ecosystems use Keysight’s 5G NR platform, which is compliant to the 3GPP 5G NR standards, to accelerate development, validation and carrier acceptance. The platform supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies for conducted and over-the-air (OTA) testing.

“Leading 5G device makers such as Oppo recognize the importance of robust testing prior to successful and competitive commercial product launches in a global marketplace, This joint lab is a key milestone in our 5G collaboration with OPPO to help them deliver on their 5G strategy and bring leading 5G devices to the market,” said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group.

Common development tools, as per the company, enable users to share design insights gained across each stage of the device life-cycle. As a result, chipset and device manufacturers can accelerate delivery of new 5G NR products to market and capitalize on early commercial revenue opportunities.

Donny Peng added, “The extended collaboration with Keysight reflects the confidence we have in the company’s 5G test solutions and the expertise they offer in helping us develop reliable 5G technology.”