Oppo teams up with Etisalat for 5G

Oppo and Etisalat test first 5G smartphone

This year is the first of 5G commercialization and is set to be a game-changer that revolutionises the smartphone industry, says Shi.
This year is the first of 5G commercialization and is set to be a game-changer that revolutionises the smartphone industry, says Shi.

Oppo has announced its collaboration with Etisalat to test the compatibility of Oppo 5G smartphones with Etisalat’s 5G network. According to the vendor, this is the first 5G smartphone test between carrier and smartphone in GCC region.

“While the underlying 5G network infrastructure is vital to a connected future, the capacity of super-powerful 5G networks only matters when people can leverage these benefits in their everyday lives,” says Andy Shi, president, Oppo Middle East and Africa.

“This makes the pivot to 5G all the more important to our industry. This year is the first of 5G commercialization and is set to be a game-changer that revolutionizes the smartphone industry,” adds Shi.

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Commenting on the collaboration with Oppo, Khaled Elkhouly, chief consumer officer, Etisalat, said: “We at Etisalat are excited to work closely with OPPO to test the compatibility of its 5G smartphones with our 5G network, ensuring that user experience reaches the level for commercial use. It is part of our commitment to build partnerships with world leading smartphone manufacturers and technology leaders, and enable our customers to enjoy the best-in-class performance and our 5G network that boasts of ultra-high speeds and low latency services.”

At the summit, Zhang Zhi highlighted Oppo’s belief that 5G will form the essential foundation for our future smart world. He added that 5G will enable realisation of the Internet of Everything vision, and emphasize experience over everything else. 5G will further empower the development of ‘cognitive intelligence’ and accelerate the evolution of the Artificial Intelligence of Things, or AIoT.

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