OPPO has officially announced the launch of a 5G Joint Laboratory with Ericsson to collaborate deeply in the field of 5G.

Through this new 5G joint lab, OPPO and Ericsson will promote global collaboration, share cutting-edge 5G technologies with each other and optimize 5G products and network performance to accelerate the large-scale deployment of 5G technology globally.

OPPO-Ericsson 5G Joint Laboratory

OPPO and Ericsson have also signed a global patent license agreement to work closely to contribute to the evolution of 5G technologies. Since Q3 2018, OPPO and Ericsson 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 as part of an effort to accelerate the commercial availability of 5G products.

At MWC 2019 earlier this year, OPPO and Ericsson also partnered to showcase 5G smartphones and cloud-gaming scenarios to attendees. OPPO unveiled its first 5G smartphone, OPPO Reno 5G, in the GCC region in September 2019.

OPPO also announced its “5G Landing Project” with leading operator partners in the GCC earlier in 2019 to accelerate the commercialization of 5G products and services worldwide. OPPO has also confirmed recently that they will also launch the world's first Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone in December 2019.

Andy Wu, VP of OPPO and President of Software Engineering, said;
We are very excited to launch our 5G joint lab with Ericsson. The initiative leverages Ericsson’s advantages in 5G network and infrastructure technologies and its global operator channels with OPPO’s experience and expertise in 5G standards development, technologies, products and application scenarios.

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.
Luca Orsini, Vice President and Head of Networks for Market Area North East Asia at Ericsson, said;
This partnership is of highly 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.