OPPO unveils the upgraded OPPO Communication Lab in partnership with Ericsson.
Through the newly upgraded Communication Lab, OPPO is now 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.
The newly upgraded OPPO Communication Lab contains three major modules:
- Radio Frequency Lab
- Protocol Lab
- Network Simulation Lab
The Network Simulation Lab is a collaboration between OPPO and Ericsson while the Protocol Lab has been jointly established by OPPO and leading testing technology provider, Keysight. Closely reflects actual urban communication networks, the Network Simulation Lab can simulate the 4G/5G networks of different operators and provide communication services for up to 10,000 devices. As such, pre-testing requirements for 5G commercialisation in any areas 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. It 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 towards the era of Internet of Experience.