Smartphone giant Oppo teams up with Ericsson to pursue 5G advances

Chinese consumer electronics firm Oppo, the world’s fourth-largest smartphone vendor in the past three quarters, has teamed up with Swedish telecommunications giant Ericsson to pursue advances in 5G technology, with the goal to fill the void left by US-blacklisted rival Huawei Technologies Co in the mobile industry.In partnership with Ericsson, Oppo last week unveiled what it describes as an upgraded communications laboratory in Shenzhen, where it will conduct 5G research and development…