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OPPO aims to have 5G device launched by end of year

By Ben Moore
Tue 15 Jan 2019
FYI, this story is more than a year old

OPPO is aiming for the commercial release of its first 5G mobile device in 2019. 

The China-based smartphone manufacturer has made steps toward this goal by selecting Keysight Technologies’ 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation in sub-6GHz frequency bands (FR1).

With Keysight’s 5G test solutions, OPPO will accelerate the development of their 5G smartphones and meet their strategic go-to-market goals. 

On November 29, OPPO used Keysight’s UXM-based 5G NR network emulation solutions to successfully establish a 5G video call, thereby completing one of the world’s first 5G signalling and data connections based on OPPO’s commercially available mobile phone.

“We are proud of our 5G R&D progress, as well as the recent 5G public demonstrations, and are delighted to be working with Keysight as the leading 5G test solutions to help fast-track the release our first commercial 5G phone,” says OPPO global vice president and OPPO Research Institute head Levin Liu. 

“Keysight’s close relationships with our 5G chipset and operator partners affords the company valuable 5G insights and expertise, which makes them the ideal partner for OPPO.”

Leading chipset manufacturers and their mobile device ecosystems use Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions, compliant to the latest 3GPP 5G NR standards, to speed development and validation of new 5G designs. 

These solutions support both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies for conducted and over-the-air (OTA) testing. 

Common development tools enable users to share design insights gained across each stage of the device lifecycle. 

As a result, chipset and device manufacturers can accelerate delivery of new 5G NR products to market.

“Keysight is pleased to help OPPO realize their ambitious commercial launch plans,” says Keysiught Technologies commercial communications group senior director Peng Cao.

“5G device manufacturers, like OPPO, benefit from using the same tools that leading chipset manufacturers use to validate new 5G NR products, leading to faster time to market.”

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