Is Oppo Set To Become The New Huawei Smartphone?
Chinese smartphone Company Oppo has cut a 5G and Wi Fi communication deal with Huawei who has been banned in several Countries including Australia because of Security risks associated with their technology.
Oppo who smartphones are sold by Telstra, Optus and Vodafone is set to include Huawei patented technology in their handsets after they entered a global patent cross-licensing agreement last week.
The deal is a big win for Huawei who is now able to get their gear into Oppo smartphones, after carriers and retailers around the world dropped selling Huawei smartphones because of bans by the US, UK, and Australian Federal Governments due to security concerns.
Oppo’s Feng Ying (Chief Intellectual Property Officer) said reflects the respect and recognition of both Huawei and Oppo for each other’s intellectual property strength.
Huawei claims that they have developed several patent packages that include 5G, Wi-Fi, audio, and video technology that will be packed into Oppo smartphones in the future.
Huawei management claim that they hope that the new cross-licensing agreement will signal the beginning of a period of rapid growth and development for the banned business.
There was no mention of security risks associated with Huawei patented technology.
Prior to the US and Australian Government clampdown, Huawei was the global leader in research on 5G and 6G.
In China they have carved a niche for itself with a raft of contracts for infrastructure across several jurisdictions.