OPPO claims it has become the global first smart device brand to support DSS, and announces its plans to roll out DSS-enabled 5G smartphone in 2020.
OPPO made the industry’s first DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) data call using its DSS-enabled 5G smartphone via a collaboration with Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies (a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated), Swisscom and Telstra. OPPO also claims it has become the global first smart device brand to support DSS.
The call made on November 29th used an OPPO 5G smartphone powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ X55 5G Modem-RF System, connected Bern, Switzerland and Gold Coast, Australia, via Swisscom’s and Telstra’s commercial 5G networks that feature Ericsson Spectrum Sharing (ESS) technology. The call was achieved using spectrum sharing on a 3GPP Frequency Division Duplex (FDD) band. It also marks the first achievement of OPPO Ericsson 5G Joint Lab.
When compared to 4G, the 5G network, features high speed and low latency, boosting video quality and reducing latency significantly to create an exceptional 5G video call experience for users.
According to OPPO Vice President and President of Software Engineering Andy Wu, this marks a milestone on the path to make DSS technology a commercial reality. DSS technology enables carriers to leverage existing 4G and 5G frequency spectrums and networks accelerating the global deployment of 5G services and bring 5G experience on a broader scale.
“As a leading global technology company, OPPO proactively works to accelerate large-scale commercialization of 5G. Our cooperation with Ericsson, Qualcomm, Swisscom and Telstra to facilitate the commercial use of Dynamic Spectrum Sharing (DSS) technology is part of our in-depth collaborations in the 5G era. OPPO plans to launch 5G smartphones that support DSS in the next year, which will provide more stable, seamless, and speedy 5G connections, and hence a better user experience,” says Wu.
According to Ericsson Executive Vice President and Head of Networks Fredrik Jejdling, their solution will not only enable service providers to re-use their 4G spectrum assets for 5G but that it will also support all 5G devices. Jejdling claims it is the most economically feasible way to launch 5G on existing bands, enabling nationwide 5G coverage and helping make 5G accessible around the world.
Qualcomm EMEA Senior Vice President and President Enrico Salvatori agrees.
“Coverage is the next 5G killer app and this is another significant milestone and step towards ubiquitous 5G coverage. Dynamic spectrum sharing will bring key benefits to operators and consumers globally and the Snapdragon X55 5G -RF system is a comprehensive solution designed to allow OEMs to rapidly develop 5G multimode devices for a new era of connected experiences,” says Salvatori.
For networks, the situation of global wireless spectrum resources is becoming increasingly complex with the roll-out of 5G. The introduction of DSS technology enables carriers to share a spectrum dynamically through software upgrades, thus applying the existing 4G network to deliver 5G services to users. DSS allows carriers to deploy 5G network on a broader scale more quickly, and in a more cost-effective way. For mobile devices, users will be able to enjoy 5G services in the DSS-enabled networks with smartphones that support DSS.
Wu says OPPO is committed to driving the global 5G commercialization and has obtained a wealth of advantages in 5G standard and patent, products and technologies, as well as scenario applications.
Meanwhile, OPPO says it will continue collaborating with key industry partners to accelerate the roll-out of 5G globally, bringing 5G experiences to more consumers worldwide.
In Beijing this week, OPPO announced during the annual Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit that it will launch its flagship 5G smartphone powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 865 Mobile Platform in the first quarter of 2020. OPPO has also announced that the all-new Reno3 Pro, launching in December 2019, will be equipped with Qualcomm Technologies, Inc.’s next-generation Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform with integrated 5G, becoming the brand’s first dual-mode 5G handset.
OPPO Vice President and President of Global Sales Alen Wu says the Reno3 Pro, featuring the Snapdragon 765G, will allow users to experience 5G connectivity and ‘outstanding performance in its ultra-thin form factor’.
“OPPO plans to roll out more 5G products in the future, driving the large-scale adoption of 5G around the world. The ground-breaking Snapdragon 5G mobile platforms enable OPPO to power its flagship smartphones with the best-in-class cellular connectivity, performance, and power efficiency while supporting the state-of-the-art form factor design of its devices, providing users with the next-generation of ultimate video, photo and gaming experiences. Powered by the Snapdragon 765G Mobile Platform with integrated 5G and built on 7nm process technology, the upcoming Reno3 Pro will exceed what is expected by providing an outstanding 5G experience to consumers,” says Wu.
In May 2019, the brand officially launched the Reno 5G in Switzerland, making it the first commercial 5G phone in Europe, then subsequently rolled out in Australia, U.K. and Italy.
(Ed. OPPO provides a wide range of smart devices, the ColorOS operating system and internet services like OPPO Cloud and OPPO+. OPPO claims it operates in more than 40 countries and regions, with 6 Research Institutes and 4 R&D Centers worldwide, as well as an International Design Center in London. Featured image of OPPO Vice President and President of Global Sales Alen Wu, Qualcomm Snapdragon Tech Summit Beijing, December 2019 courtesy of OPPO.)