Keysight Technologies, in association with OPPO, a leading smartphone maker, has set up a joint 5G test laboratory in Shenzhen, China.
The new lab uses Keysight’s 5G platform to verify the performance of new 5G new radio (NR) designs. OPPO’s engineers will use Keysight’s solutions to test their 5G multi-mode devices in different form factors.
OPPO showcased its 5G smartphone during the Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2019 in Barcelona.
China-based OPPO ranked fourth in global smartphone sales in the final quarter of 2018, according to Gartner analysis, with sales of 31.6 million devices and a 7.7 percent share of the market.
“By setting up a joint 5G test lab with Keysight, we’re strengthening our ability to launch 5G devices for deployment in a wide range of 5G use cases,” said Donny Peng, assistant vice president of Software Product Engineering in OPPO.
Keysight in a statement said its 5G NR platform assists global smartphone manufacturing companies to accelerate development, validation and carrier acceptance.
The smartphone testing platform supports both sub-6GHz and mmWave frequencies for conducted and over-the-air (OTA) testing, said Kailash Narayanan, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group.
OPPO, one of the top 5 smartphone makers in the world, on Nov 29, 2018 used Keysight’s UXM-based 5G NR network emulation solutions to establish a 5G video call on OPPO’s commercially available mobile phone.