Chinese consumer electronics and mobile communications company Oppo recently upgraded its communication lab in partnership with Ericsson.
Through the newly-upgraded Communication Lab, Oppo will now be able to fully realise the entire 5G research and development process, from the underlying RF front-end to software protocol updates and regional tuning and testing, according to a media statement.
The advanced communication lab contains three major modules: radiofrequency lab, protocol lab and network simulation lab. The network simulation lab is a collaboration between Oppo and Ericsson; the protocol lab is jointly established by Oppo and leading testing technology provider Keysight.
Chris Shu, vice-president and general manager of the product strategy planning and cooperation centre of Oppo, said: "The upgraded Communication Lab represents a new level of close cooperation with leading global technology companies. With the rapid evolution of global 5G technology, we are pleased to join hands with Ericsson and Keysight to leverage our experience in 5G standards, products and applications to enhance the 5G ecosystem worldwide."
Egnus Ewerbring, vice-president and CTO Asia-Pacific Ericsson, said: "Furthering the Oppo and Ericsson collaboration will bring forward more technology and products to lead 5G market demand and direction, as well as optimise 5G network experience for the end-user."
Cao Peng, vice-president and general manager for Keysight's wireless test group, said: "Reliability testing is mandatory before launching the competitive commercial products into the market. The protocol lab and RF lab is a critical milestone for Keysight and Oppo on 5G."