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Coolpad, China Mobile to Promote 5G Terminal Industry

Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents

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Chinese smartphone maker and integrated wireless data solutions provider Coolpad on Tuesday announced it has signed an MoU with Chinese state-owned telecommunication corporation China Mobile to produce 5G products and promote the innovation of the 5G terminal industry.

As one of the 13 global terminal vendors for 5G, Coolpad has signed the “5G terminal forerunner plan” with China Mobile.

The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by China Mobile Terminal Co. and China Mobile Research Institute (on behalf of China Mobile) and other 28 partners signed the cooperative memorandum (MOU) in the presence of Li Huidi, Senior VP-China Mobile Group, Xu Yibo, Deputy Vice President of Coolpad Group and other senior leaders from the industry at the recently concluded World Mobile Conference Global Terminal Summit in Shanghai.

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“Coolpad has pledged full cooperation with other parties of the ‘5G terminal forerunner plan’ in technical project research, application scene exploration, product form innovation and demonstration application promotion together to establish the mature 5G terminal industry ecology,” the company said in a statement.

Notably, the MoU defines the responsibilities of all parties, including the 5G terminal product form and the key time for the development of chips, terminals, components and instruments.

“As one of the mainstream terminal vendors, Coolpad has built a team and started to study the 5G’s standard since 2012. It spent 10 per cent of its annual sales on standard and innovation research in 5G,” the company added.

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Coolpad has submitted over 800 patent applications in the field of 5G technology and gained over 300 authorised invention patents.

The handset maker has also obtained more than 120 authorised invention patents about D2D (Device To Device), which is one of important technology in 5G infrastructures. (IANS)

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Chinese Handset Maker Vivo Successfully Trials 5G-Enabled NEX S

Notably, this comes less than a month after OPPO successfully tested 5G modems in its devices

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Vivo trials 5G-enabled NEX S smartphone: Report. (IANS)

Chinese handset maker Vivo has announced it has successfully trialed a 5G-ready smartphone by modifying its NEX S smartphone by putting in a Qualcomm X50 modem, which was introduced in February.

“The device set-up included a non-standalone architecture model that combined both LTE and NR (New Radio) antennas, based on 3GPP Release 15 standards. The test has completed the first phase of protocol and tests with Keysight UXM 5G signaling,” GSM Arena reported late on Monday.

Notably, this comes less than a month after OPPO successfully tested 5G modems in its devices.

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This also means Vivo and OPPO, both owned by Guangdong-headquartered multinational company BBK Electronics, are likely to be among the first smartphone players to offer 5G-enabled devices to the masses.

“The next step ahead of vivo towards its development of an actual 5G phone is entering further Interoperability Data Testing (IODT) with 5G infrastructure and networking equipment with the modified NEX S. The company says its ultimate goal is launching its first batch of commercial 5G devices by 2019,” the report added.

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Vivo showcased the world’s first in-display fingerprint scanning smartphone at the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) 2018 in Las Vegas and introduced the technology to the Indian users in the form of Vivo X21 and Vivo NEX smartphones. (IANS)

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