All Oppo 5G smartphones have been optimised to work on Airtel’s 5G Plus network, the company announced today. Oppo said all its 5G smartphones can experience seamless video calling, lag free gaming on the cloud, and blazing fast data upload and download speeds on the Airtel 5G network. To enable the 5G support, customers will need to go to the network settings and change their preferred network to Airtel 5G.
The company worked with the telcos to enable support for the next generation ultra fast network as it launches, unlike a few other brands like Apple and Samsung. The brand said it has undertaken investments to deepen the development of core product technologies and formed strategic collaborations for testing the innovations under different conditions.
Oppo said it has worked with the leading telecom operators in the country in the process of making users 5G ready. In fact, Oppo recently partnered with Airtel to showcase the 5G experience on Oppo devices at the recently concluded India Mobile Congress 2022, achieving over 1 Gbps speeds.
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The company said it was the first to make a WhatsApp Video call, followed by a VoNR call on a 5G network in India. The company has also been a pioneer in DSS, VoNR, SA network slicing along with other technologies and is a leading contributor to 5G-standard related patents in the world.
“OPPO has been driven by developing technologies which enhance the quality of life for users, as stated by our brand proposition – Inspiration Ahead. One such example is 5G, we have leveraged our strengths in innovation and collaboration across the tech ecosystem to advance the same in India. Our team has been working relentlessly over the year towards building 5G for all. We thank Airtel for being part of this journey and for helping us bring the wholesome 5G experience to our users immediately after implementation. In the future, even as 5G evolves, we will continue to focus our energies on innovations to stay ahead in the 5G race,” Tasleem Arif, VP and R&D head, Oppo India said.
Commenting on the collaboration, Shashwat Sharma, Director – Consumer Business and CEO DTH, Bharti Airtel, said, “OPPO has been a long standing partner to Airtel and we are thrilled to collaborate with them yet again in our 5G journey. Airtel 5G Plus is already live in 8 cities and we plan to ramp up our services soon across the country. Existing Airtel 4G SIM is 5G enabled therefore customers can enjoy ultrafast 5G services across all OPPO 5G devices just by selecting the 5G network under setting as we start rolling out the network. Our network will deliver the best experience – between 20 to 30 times higher speeds than today coupled with brilliant voice experience and super-fast call connect.”