International phone brand OPPO, has announced that its first 5G smartphone has successfully passed 5G CE tests. The move comes as Kenya awaits for the 5G services to become available to consumers after year 2020.
Delegates from the public and private sector who attended the Sub-Sahara Spectrum Management Conference in Nairobi last year noted that 5G was perhaps gaining traction faster than was anticipated and said a conference slated for later this month in Gaborone, Botswana may address the deployment of the new technology in detail.
Alen Wu, OPPO Global Vice President, Head of business overseas markets said, “This is another significant milestone in 5G development for OPPO. Through ongoing technological innovation, we have been preparing extensively for the realization of 5G smartphone commercialization. OPPO looks forward to continued cooperation with strong partners like Sporton that will enable consumers to get closer to 5G.”
The 5G CE tests were conducted by Sporton International Inc., a global inspection services authority, and was awarded a 5G CE certificate by CTC advanced GmbH. OPPO’s 5G smartphone, which was showcased at MWC 2019, is also the first multi-frequency, multi-mode, and multi-EN-DC combination 5G smartphone to be approved by CTC. As an advocate and a pioneer in 5G technology, OPPO is accelerating the development of 5G smartphones to bring its first 5G smartphone to market in the first half of 2019.
As the Middle East region gears up to embrace 5G, the UAE and Saudi Arabia are well positioned to be among the first countries in the world to deliver the benefits of 5G.
Mr. Ivan Xie, Chief of Operation and Engineering, Sporton International, Inc. said, “We were pleased to see OPPO’s 5G smartphone perform exceptionally during the stringent tests. The results are a testament to OPPO’s technological capability and great news for users and industry alike. Drawing on our rich experience in wireless communication, Sporton will continue to collaborate with OPPO to usher in the future of 5G connectivity.”