Rotterdam, 30 July 2019 - The T-Mobile 5G Field Lab has achieved the first 5G connection with an OPPO Reno 5G smartphone. OPPO Reno 5G is the first operational 5G telephone that was launched in the European market, achieving download speeds up to 850 Mbps. Through this achievement, OPPO and T-Mobile Netherlands offer a spectacular glimpse into the future of 5G. As a relative newcomer, OPPO is an innovative player in the Dutch market. In addition to being a global 5G pioneer, the smartphone brand also leads the way in the areas of smartphone photography, fast charging technology and design.
Vanaf vandaag is OPPO in samenwerking met T-Mobile de allereerste met het allersnelste #5G netwerk in Nederland! ???? What a time to be alive! Meer weten?https://t.co/HIbCbPMRcp pic.twitter.com/9YDrCQgrrz— OPPO Nederland (@OPPONederland) July 30, 2019
OPPO Reno successful in T-Mobile 5G Field Lab
In the 5G Field Lab at the T-Mobile headquarters in The Hague, the provider tests the new opportunities that 5G has to offer. The test with the OPPO Reno 5G achieved unprecedented download speeds up to 850 Mbps. In comparison, the maximum speed attained so far using the 4G network is around 400 Mbps, which was achieved by bundling a number of 4G signals together. Watch the video of the test in the T-Mobile 5G Field Lab.
Harrison Chen, CEO OPPO Netherlands: “We are grateful to take this important step forward with T-Mobile, and we are proud of the successful result of the first 5G test in the Netherlands. The OPPO Reno 5G has been developed to bring connectivity to a new level, and we look forward to shape developments in the 5G age in the Netherlands, together with our partners.”
Kim Larsen, CTIO T-Mobile Netherlands: “We’re proud to have been the first to achieve a 5G connection on a live network using an OPPO smartphone. T-Mobile is always looking for the newest, fastest, and most innovative smartphones for its customers. OPPO is one of the largest smartphone manufacturers in the world, and it is among the pioneers in the field of 5G. By experimenting with a variety of 5G functionalities in our 5G Field Lab, consumers can get a taste of the possibilities that 5G will offer in the future.”
Ready for a new digital age with OPPO Reno 5G
OPPO has been closely involved in the development of 5G technology since 2015, and has sustainably invested in design and technology to develop an attractive 5G-ready smartphone. As part of the OPPO 5G Landing Project, earlier this year OPPO introduced the Reno 5G as the first 5G telephone commercially available in Europe. The Reno 5G runs on a Snapdragon 855 processor, and features 8GB RAM and 256 GB internal storage.
The Netherlands ready for 5G by 2020
At the moment, it is only possible to test 5G applications at a select number of 5G research locations. The tests give a hint of what may be possible after the national roll-out of 5G in 2020. Early next year, the first 700 MHz frequency will be auctioned for 5G, followed by the continued expansion of 5G network capacity, with the planned auction of the 3,500 MHz frequency in 2022/2023.
OPPO is a leading global smartphone brand that offers products full of innovative technology. Since the launch of OPPO’s first ‘Smiley Face’ smartphone in 2008, the company has ceaselessly worked on technological breakthroughs, without compromising on aesthetics.
Today, OPPO offers consumers a wide range of smartphones with the Find and R-series, the ColorOS operating system, and Internet services such as OPPO Cloud and OPPO+.
OPPO is active in more than 40 countries and regions around the world, including six research institutes, four Research & Development centres, and an international design centre in London. More than 40,000 OPPO employees are devoted to creating a better life for customers all over the world.
For more information and updates, visit the OPPO Netherlands website, Instagram, Facebook and YouTube channels.