In an effort to support India with their adoption of 5G technology, Oppo is setting up a 5G innovation lab in Hyderabad – making it the first 5G lab that the company has built outside of China.
There are also future plans for Oppo to launch three more labs focusing on camera, power and battery, and performance at its Hyderabad research and development centre.
In a statement, Tasleem Arif, Oppo India Vice President and Head for Research and Development said, “With this lab setup, while we work towards developing core technologies for 5G era and strengthen the overall ecosystem, we also aim to support India in its 5G journey. The technologies developed at the lab will mark a global footprint while promising our vision to make India an innovation hub.”
Oppo shared that with these new Oppo labs, there is a newfound focus on making the latest and most advanced technologies for the world. In addition, the Indian team will be leading innovations for the other countries – including Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Japan, and Europe.
To date, Oppo has submitted over 3,000 5G standard-related proposals to 3GPP together with a declaration of over a thousand families of 5G standard patents to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI).
As India is expected to launch 5G technology in 2021, Oppo is also in talks with telecom companies like Artel Jio, and chipset makers Qualcomm and MediaTek to bring 5G smartphones in the country.