OPPO advances 5G research and development

Smartphone brand partners with NYU to speed up the development of 5G mobile technology

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By  David Ndichu Published  May 30, 2017

Smartphone brand OPPO is teaming up with American research centre NYU WIRELESS at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering to sponsor research aimed at creating the next generation of wireless technologies.

OPPO will collaborate with NYU WIRELESS on 5G network technology and work with students and faculty on 5G related research projects. NYU WIRELESS is a recognised internationally in 5G research that links its affiliates, as well as researchers at other universities, in its 5G mmWave research. Its research was cited by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) when the commission explored the future of millimetre technology.

Additionally, OPPO attended the fourth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, which was held April 19-21, 2017 at NYU. The summit focused on overall 5G system design progress in 5G channel modelling, 5G regulatory issues, and practical uses for 5G in the “Internet of Things” (IoT) realm. The event brought together global experts in wireless technology, automotive industry, health care, academic and government arenas.

“We look forward to working closely together and consider it an honor to be collaborating with OPPO, which is one of the leading global manufacturers of mobile phones,” said Sundeep Rangan, associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU Tandon. “OPPO has a reputation for rapidly bringing new technologies to market, and thus the research collaboration with NYU WIRELESS has the potential to generate tremendous impact as we progress toward 5G networks with thousand-fold increases in data capacity.”

“NYU WIRELESS has been a major source of innovation in the frontier of telecommunications technologies, and we are delighted to join NYU WIRELESS’s industry affiliate program,” said Hai Tang, the OPPO director of standardization. “As one of the top smartphone vendors in the world, we are committed to developing a promising next-generation mobile communication technology, commonly known as 5G. And I believe the close collaboration between OPPO and NYU WIRELESS, as well as potential industrial collaboration inspired by the 5G Summit, will play an important role in the future evolution of the industry.”

OPPO occupies fourth position globally for smartphone sales with 8.1% market share as of Q1 of 2017, according to Gartner.

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