OPPO India today announced that it has successfully conducted the first VoNR call from its Hyderabad 5G lab. The company said that the initiative is aligned with increased focus in India towards the development of 5G technology.
The 5G VoNR (Voice/Video on New Radio) calls were made using latest Reno6 series smartphone and an end-to-end 5G Standalone(SA) network powered by Keysight test solutions at the Hyderabad 5G Innovation lab of OPPO.
VoNR, or “Voice over 5G New Radio” is a basic call service that fully utilizes the SA architecture of the 5G network. Compared with earlier call services, VoNR provides significantly lower latency, greatly improved sound quality and picture quality, resulting in an elevated overall experience for users.
OPPO said that the success of this initiative reiterates the company’s position as a 5G pioneer and mobile phone partner of choice for operators and communication equipment suppliers building 5G networks across the world.
Commenting on this initiative, Tasleem Arif, Vice President, India R&D Head, OPPO India, said:
In line with our commitment to India, I’m elated to be a part of this first-of-its-kind initiative. The VoNR call from our Hyderabad-based 5G lab is another milestone in OPPO’s innovation journey. As the 5G pioneer in India, the team is making great strides to explore the true potential of 5G technology and bring a better 5G experience to Indian consumers.
Cao Peng, vice president and general manager of Keysight’s wireless test group, said:
As one of OPPO’s premier technology partners, Keysight is pleased to leverage first-to-market development, test and verification capabilities to enable OPPO to realize an important 5G milestone, which operators can use as a stepping stone to deliver high-quality and seamless voice and video services.
The achievement highlights how Keysight’s 5G collaboration with OPPO, initated in 2018, is helping to accelerate the commercialization of 5G, a critical component in driving digital transformation in India and around the world.