Keysight inks testing contract with OPPO for 5G smartphone

Keysight Technologies announced its testing solutions contract with OPPO, a smartphone maker from China.
OPPO 5G videoOPPO, which is planning to launch 5G smartphone next year, will use Keysight’s 5G New Radio (NR) network emulation solutions for protocol and radio frequency (RF) performance validation in sub-6GHz frequency bands (FR1).

The China-based smartphone manufacturer will use Keysight’s 5G test solutions to accelerate the development of their 5G smartphones and meet their go-to-market goals.

OPPO on November 29 used Keysight’s UXM-based 5G NR network emulation solutions to establish a 5G video call, completing 5G signaling and data connections based on OPPO’s commercially available mobile phone.

“We are proud of our 5G R&D progress, as well as the recent 5G public demonstrations, and are delighted to be working with Keysight as the leading 5G test solutions to help fast-track the release our first commercial 5G phone,” said Levin Liu, global vice president and head of the OPPO Research Institute at Shenzhen, China.

Keysight’s 5G NR network emulation solutions support both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies for conducted and over-the-air (OTA) testing. Chipset and device manufacturers can accelerate delivery of new 5G NR products to market.

“5G device manufacturers, like OPPO, benefit from using the same tools that leading chipset manufacturers use to validate new 5G NR products, leading to faster time to market,” said Peng Cao, senior director of the Commercial Communications group at Keysight Technologies.