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  • 2024-07-03
  • How is OPPO Shaping the Future of 5G-Advanced and Ambient IoT?

    5G-Advanced (5G-A) represents the next evolution of 5G, ushering in a new era of wireless communications enhanced by AI integration and lays the groundwork for future 6G networks.

    For those curious about the new experiences or seeking a glimpse into the futuristic world of 6G, OPPO's recent contributions to 5G-A standard development offer valuable insights.

    OPPO is at the forefront of the transition to 5G-A, driving innovation in key areas that promises faster speeds, better reliability, and smarter networks that will transform how we connect and communicate. As an active contributor in 3GPP (The 3rd Generation Partnership Project), the global communication protocol organization defining standards such as 5G and 6G, OPPO has contributed to the following areas:

    A white and black rectangular object with a chip Description automatically generatedOPPO Zero-Power Tag Prototype won TIME Best Inventions 2023

    1. Ambient IoT
    Ambient IoT devices can operate without batteries while maintaining minimal hardware complexity by utilizing key technologies such as environmental energy harvesting, ultra-low power communication and ultra-low power computing. It opens a wide range of possibilities for consumer as well as industry applications. OPPO led innovation in Ambient IoT and showcased a prototype "Zero-Power Tag" in MWC2023 and was awarded as one of the best inventions of 2023 by Time magazine. With OPPO's R&D accumulation and exchange with the industry during the past few years, OPPO is releasing an updated white paper outlining the latest challenges and developments in ambient IoT.

    2. Integrating AI with Communication Systems:
    By integrating artificial intelligence with communication systems, OPPO is paving the way for intelligent networks that can adapt and optimize in real-time. This fusion of AI and communications not only enhances current 5G capabilities but also lays the foundation for future 6G networks, promising a new era of smart, efficient, and personalized connectivity.

    3. Advancing Sidelink Evolution for Device-to-Device Communication:
    OPPO has made strides in sidelink technology, enabling direct communication between devices without relying on network infrastructure. This advancement is crucial for scenarios with limited network coverage and has far-reaching implications for public safety, disaster recovery, and the automotive industry, potentially revolutionizing how we approach connectivity in challenging environments.

    4. Pioneering 3Tx Uplink:
    OPPO has introduced 3Tx (triple transmit antennas) uplink transmission technology, which uses three antennas for uplink transmission, dramatically improving upload speeds and reliability, enhancing the mobile experience for data-intensive applications like live streaming and video conferencing, addressing a critical need in today's increasingly connected world.

    OPPO's commitment to 5G-A research is evident in its substantial contributions to 3GPP, with over 12,000 technical documents submitted. As of March 31, 2024, OPPO has deployed 5G/5G-A communication standard patents in over 40 countries and regions, with more than 3,300 5G standard patent families declared to ETSI.

    5G-Advanced serves as a crucial steppingstone towards 6G, introducing enhanced capabilities and laying the groundwork for 6G in fields such as AI integration, energy efficiency, and sidelink communications. OPPO's vision for 6G, as outlined in its white papers, emphasizes the integration of AI and communications, the creation of a 'Minimized Kernel' system design, and the development of robust security measures. By investing in 6G research and actively participating in its standardization process, OPPO is playing a crucial role in shaping the future of wireless technology, aiming to deliver more intelligent, convenient, and secure communication experiences for users worldwide.

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