OPPO has announced that it conducted the world’s first Dynamic Spectrum Service (DSS) data calling along with its partners.
In a press release, the global mobile brand noted that they made the call last November 29 in collaboration with Ericsson, Qualcomm Technologies, Swisscom, and Telstra. The call was done using an OPPO 5G smartphone powered by a Snapdragon X55 5G Modem-RF System. It connected a conversation between representatives from Bern, Switzerland and Gold Coast, Australia.
This was also made possible via Swisscom 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. When compared to 4G, the 5G network features high speed and low latency, thus boosting video quality and reducing latency significantly to create an exceptional 5G video call experience for users. This marks the first achievement of the OPPO Ericsson 5G Joint Lab
Andy Wu, OPPO’s Vice President and President of Software Engineering Business Unit, says: “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 better user experience.”
DSS, in general, enables carriers to leverage existing 4G and 5G frequency spectrums and networks. This accelerates the global deployment of 5G services and brings 5G experience on a broader scale. For mobile devices, users will be able to enjoy 5G services in the DSS-enabled networks with smartphones that support DSS.
OPPO hopes to accelerate the distribution of 5G DSS with more 5G DSS-enabled phones, as well as supporting infrastructure from telco companies to deploy DSS technology.