- The partnership will contribute to the diversity of the 5G ecosystem
- The two partners have been running joint 5G tests on OPPO’s 5G handset and Ericsson’s 5G infrastructure
In accordance with India’s 5G mission, Chinese technology firm OPPO and Ericsson have established a joint lab in Shenzhen, China, focusing on 5G innovation. The companies will combine 5G technology to optimize 5G products and network performance to help accelerate the large-scale global deployment of 5G.
“The initiative leverages Ericsson’s advantages in 5G network and infrastructure technologies and its global operator channels with OPPO’s experience in 5G standards development, technologies, products and application scenarios,” said Andy Wu, president of OPPO’s Software Engineering.
He added, “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.”
Contribute to the diversity of the 5G ecosystem
“This partnership is of 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 Market Area North-East Asia, Ericsson.
The companies also worked together with Swisscom and Qualcomm to enable the Swiss communications service provider to become the first in Europe to launch commercial 5G.
Earlier this year, Ericsson and OPPO 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.