Henry Tang, OPPO’s Chief 5G Scientist, shared the industry perspectives on cutting-edge technology on CNBC East Tech West

At East Tech West, the annual technology forum hosted by CNBC in China, Henry Tang, OPPO’s Chief 5G Scientist, joined leading tech experts from industry and academia to discuss the future of 5G. Tang sat on the panel titled, The future is now: How 5G will transform communication.

“5G will become a technological pillar of the intelligent society of the future, enabling multifaceted and integrated connectivity across a variety of use cases.”

Henry Tang, Chief 5G Scientist, OPPO

OPPO, parent company of smartphone manufacturer OnePlus, has been actively exploring new applications of 5G technology with the aim of bringing users greater value from 5G. Since 2018, this exploration has led to the world’s first 5G video call demo using 3D structured light technology, and the world’s first Weibo livestream via a 5G smartphone at MWC 2019.

OPPO has expanded its 5G business to more than a dozen countries and collaborates with operators across those markets to provide 5G handsets and services to consumers. In May 2019, OPPO and Swisscom officially launched the OPPO Reno 5G smartphone in Switzerland, making it the first 5G handset commercially available in Europe. In October, OPPO and Ericsson established a 5G Joint Lab to accelerate the large-scale deployment of 5G worldwide and OPPO plans to launch the first Qualcomm-powered dual-mode 5G smartphone by the end of 2019.

Established in 2015, OPPO’s 5G R&D team has been actively participating in activities related to standard-setting of the next-generation mobile technology. As of October 2019, OPPO has applied for over 2500 global patent families and declared more than 1000 families of 5G standard-essential patents to the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). In addition, OPPO submitted 3000+ documents related to 5G standards to the 3rd Generation Partnership Project (3GPP).

CNBC’s East Tech West brings together the world’s most influential technology leaders to discuss cutting-edge topics ranging from AI to 5G. The 3-day, invite-only tech retreat reached an audience of more than 100 million viewers worldwide via livestream.