OPPO announced today that it has successfully conducted voice and video calls solely based on the next-generation 5G network, partnering with Ericsson and MediaTek,.
The successful joint test was carried out under the 5G SA network environment provided by Ericsson at its headquarters in Stockholm, Sweden, bringing high-quality 5G experience closer to reality.
The VoNR (Voice/Video on New Radio) calls were made on a modified commercial smartphone from OPPO featuring MediaTek's Dimensity 1000 series SoC using an end-to-end 5G Standalone (SA) network powered by Ericsson Radio System products and solutions.
VoNR is a basic call service that completely relies on the 5G network (SA architecture), which provides significantly lower latency, improved sound and picture quality, resulting in an elevated overall experience for users.
SA architecture is one of the mainstream architectures of future 5G networks.
As one of the first mobile phone brands to support VoNR calls under the SA architecture, OPPO aims to ensure that even the early adopters can have a more complete 5G experience.
"OPPO has been proactively working to accelerate large-scale commercialization of 5G and our cooperation with Ericsson and MediaTek on VoNR is part of our in-depth collaborations in the 5G era," said Andy Wu, Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit, OPPO.
He further added that, " We aim to become the industry's ideal partner to deploy 5G around the world and at the same time improve 5G experience for the users. "
"Using an Ericsson end-to-end 5G Standalone network based on commercial hardware and software, along with devices from our partners OPPO and MediaTek, we have shown that beyond the high-speed capabilities delivered by 5G, we are ready to deliver on the voice and video calls that will remain important to consumers," said Hannes Ekström, Head of Product Line 5G RAN, Ericsson
"As a strategic partner of OPPO, MediaTek has been helping develop a superior device experience for 5G voice and video calls," said JS Pan, general manager of Wireless System Design and Partnership at MediaTek.
OPPO has been at the forefront of the world in the development and implementation of 5G technology.
It has submitted more than 3,000 5G standards-related documents to 3GPP, ranking among the top contributors to the international standards organisation.