Oppo contributes to first 5G SA network deployment in the United Kingdom

Yordan, 07 July 2020

The 5G network in the United Kingdom keeps expanding, and today Oppo announced the first successfully deployed 5G standalone network. In a controlled environment at the Coventry University, two Oppo smartphones were tested on Vodafone’s network, built with Ericsson equipment on several tasks, part of the so-called “slice switching software solutions”.

Oppo contributes to first 5G SA network deployment in the United Kingdom

The devices were a Find X2 Pro with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 865 chipset and a Reno3 5G, coming with a Mediatek Dimensity 1000L platform. The solution, offered by Oppo, allows each sliced network to work independently with its own resources allocated and utilized more flexibly to meet the different user scenario.

5G Network slicing can be applied to 5G core network architecture and allows users to switch between processes effortlessly. One slice was used for high-speed access to the Internet, while the other was for dedicated connection for faculty members and students to conduct low-latency, HD long-distance teaching, and learning.

Oppo contributes to first 5G SA network deployment in the United Kingdom

The United Kingdom already has 5G networks, but they are non-standalone (NSA), meaning it relies on already developed LTE base stations. A standalone (SA) network is an independent network architecture which takes longer time to develop, but should benefit speeds in the long run.


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my phone! best 2020 phone (for me!) oppo find x2 pro. Have it since april! only mate40pro/or + version/ would be able to make me switch in 2020. 2021 march new x3 pro comming ohh must be a monster again. find x2 pro - monster of a phone in all wa...

  • Anonymous

Yeah strip all chinese hardware, you'll most likely left with nothing

  • kmb877

No Oppo contribution to 5G UK's network. They are just selling terminals with 5G support.

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