NYU WIRELESS and OPPO Join Forces to Speed the Development of 5G Mobile Technology

NYU WIRELESS and the global smartphone vendor OPPO announced today that OPPO has joined the university research center at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering as an industrial affiliate sponsor of research aimed at creating the next generation of wireless technologies, also known as 5G.

As an industry affiliate, OPPO — which designs, develops, and manufactures premium smartphones and relevant mobile technologies —  will gain early access to NYU WIRELESS research and work with students and faculty on 5G-oriented research projects. NYU WIRELESS is a recognized international academic leader in 5G research that links its affiliates as well as researchers at other universities in its seminal mmWave research, measuring, and modeling. Its research was cited by the FCC when the commission explored the future of millimeter technology.

The announcement comes as NYU WIRELESS prepares to co-host the fourth annual Brooklyn 5G Summit, to be held April 19-21, 2017 at NYU Tandon. The fourth summit will focus on overall 5G system design across the entire spectrum range, progress in 5G channel modeling, 5G regulatory issues, and concrete use cases for 5G in the evolving Internet of Things (IoT) space. The invitation-only event is expected to draw global leaders from the arenas of wireless technology, the automotive industry, healthcare, academia, and government.

“We look forward to working closely together and consider it an honor to be collaborating with OPPO, which is one of the leading global manufacturers of mobile phones,” said Sundeep Rangan, the director of NYU WIRELESS and an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at NYU Tandon. “OPPO has a reputation for rapidly bringing new technologies to market, and thus the research collaboration with NYU WIRELESS has the potential to have tremendous impact as we progress toward 5G networks with thousand-fold increases in data capacity.”

“NYU WIRELESS has been a major source of innovation in the frontier of telecommunication technologies aimed at shaping the future all-connected society, and we are delighted to join NYU WIRELESS’s industry affiliate program,” said Hai Tang, the OPPO director of standardization. “As one of the top smartphone vendors in the world, we are committed to developing a promising next-generation mobile communication technology, commonly known as 5G. And I believe the close collaboration between OPPO and NYU WIRELESS, as well as potential industrial collaboration inspired by the 5G Summit, will play an important role in the future evolution of the industry.”

About OPPO
OPPO is a camera phone brand enjoyed by young people around the world. For the last 10 years, OPPO has been focusing on manufacturing camera phones while innovating mobile photography technology breakthroughs. OPPO started the era of selfie beautification and was the first brand to launch smartphones with 5MP and 16MP front cameras.  OPPO was also the first brand to introduce the motorized rotating camera, the Ultra HD feature and the 5x Dual Camera Zoom technology. OPPO's Selfie Expert F series launched in 2016 drove a selfie trend in the smartphone industry.
In 2016, OPPO was ranked as the number 4 smartphone brand globally, according to IDC. And today, OPPO provides excellent smartphone photography experience to over 100 million young people around the world. For more information, visit oppo.com.

NYU WIRELESS is a multi-disciplinary academic research center that offers an unprecedented and unique set of skills. Centered at NYU Tandon School of Engineering, and involving more than 200 faculty and students throughout the entire NYU community, NYU WIRELESS offers its faculty, students, and affiliated sponsors from industry a world-class research environment that is creating the fundamental theories and techniques for next-generation mass-deployable wireless devices across a wide range of applications and markets. This center combines NYU Tandon, NYU School of Medicine, and NYU Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, and offers a depth of expertise with unparalleled capabilities for the creation of new wireless circuits and systems as well as new health care solutions for the wireless industry. For more information, visit nyuwireless.com.

About the New York University Tandon School of Engineering
The NYU Tandon School of Engineering dates to 1854, the founding date for both the New York University School of Civil Engineering and Architecture and the Brooklyn Collegiate and Polytechnic Institute (widely known as Brooklyn Poly). A January 2014 merger created a comprehensive school of education and research in engineering and applied sciences, rooted in a tradition of invention and entrepreneurship and dedicated to furthering technology in service to society. In addition to its main location in Brooklyn, NYU Tandon collaborates with other schools within NYU, the country’s largest private research university, and is closely connected to engineering programs at NYU Abu Dhabi and NYU Shanghai. It operates Future Labs focused on start-up businesses in downtown Manhattan and Brooklyn and an award-winning online graduate program. For more information, visit engineering.nyu.edu.