Smartphone maker OPPO said it has set up a 5G innovation lab at its Hyderabad R&D centre with the aim to deepen the development of core product technologies for 5G ecosystem and accelerate its rollout in the country.
The company also said that it will also be setting up 3 more functional labs dedicated to Camera, Power & Battery, and Performance. These labs will be focusing on making the latest and the advanced technologies and Indian team will also be leading innovations for other countries including Middle East, Africa, South Asia, Japan, and Europe.
“5G development is a key focus area for OPPO and our R&D facility is working round the clock towards strengthening India’s technology base. 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,” said Tasleem Arif, Vice President & Head, R&D OPPO India .
The company claimed that as of September 2020, it has submitted over 3,000 5G standard-related proposals to 3GPP, declared over 1,000 families of 5G standard patents to the ETSI.
The company said that the India R&D team of OPPO is also working closely with leading industry chain partners like Jio, Airtel, Qualcomm, MediaTek, and others on 5G rollout in India.