OPPO has launched the OPPO 5G CPE Omni, the brand’s second 5G CPE device.
Built on multiple core proprietary technologies, OPPO 5G CPE Omni is set to accelerate the rollout of the 5G network globally.
Users expect high speed, stable connectivity and blind angle free signal reception from CPE products. The OPPO 5G CPE Omni not only supports millimeter wave and sub-6 GHz dual network frequency bands, but uses the firm’s proprietary O-Motion 360° 5G antenna solution.
To address the industry-wide challenge of blind angle in signal coverage, OPPO’s O-Motion 360° 5G antenna solution maximizes 5G signal coverage in all directions. At the bottom of the 5G millimeter wave antenna module, OPPO leverages a low-power motor module to increase the torque at 60x gear speed to drive the 5G millimeter wave antenna module. To ensure functionality, the motor module uses high-strength spring wires and caging devices so that the 5G millimeter wave antenna can rotate +/-180° and achieve loss-free and anti-locking during operations. This helps deliver a blind angle free 5G signal coverage omni-directionally. The built-in magnetic coding chip can dynamically adjust the antenna through magnetic field changes.
In addition, CPE adopted PC+ABS materials for parts such as the shell, stand, button, and cover etc., to ensure excellent precision and stability of signals in any conditions.
5G CPE Omni is the first product featuring OPPO’s O-Reserve 5G smart antenna technology. It can maximize the data throughput when the antenna is operating by switching 5G antennas smartly in the sub-6 GHz frequency band through software.
Omnidirectional antennas and directional antennas are currently the most common antenna design schemes deployed by the industry. The omnidirectional scheme can effectively cover all the angles of a spherical or horizontal plane with the CPE at the center, while the directional scheme can amass the energy from a spherical or horizontal plane to transmit signals directionally towards an angle and maximize the signal gain. However, the directional scheme also has its disadvantages. When the antenna is functioning, signals opposite to the direction of the base station will be weakened significantly. To address this issue, OPPO has developed the software-powered O-Reserve 5G smart antenna technology, enabling OPPO 5G CPE Omni to deliver the benefits of both omnidirectional and directional schemes.
When the antenna is operating, the O-Reserve 5G smart antenna technology can obtain the RSRP value of each antenna through software and intelligently select 4 signal antennas out of 8 with the highest gain for signal throughput to achieve 4x4 MIMO. In addition, the handset can also use the MAIN and DIV external antennas to deliver the “10 out of 4” antenna scheme to improve signal strength and coverage. Combined with dedicated reflective metal plates, Omni has been tested to deliver a maximum signal gain of up to 6.7dBi, according to Oppo.
Featuring the Snapdragon X55 modem, the device supports millimeter wave, sub-6 GHz frequency band as well as SA and NSA 5G networks. It also covers 4G/3G networks downwards. In the millimeter-wave network band, the peak 5G download rate can reach up to 7.5Gbps. In addition, the handset also supports the dynamic spectrum sharing (DSS) technology, which makes full use of limited spectrum resources by sharing the spectrum of the 4G and 5G networks.
In terms of connectivity, OPPO 5G CPE Omni supports the Wi-Fi 6 protocols and can connect up to 1,024 devices simultaneously thanks to the integration of the Qualcomm IPQ8074A Wi-Fi chip. In the 5GHz channel, it supports up to 80MHz 8x8 MIMO. In the Dual Band Dual Concurrent (DBDC) mode, the theoretical peak transmission rate between Omni and other devices can reach up to 6Gbps. Omni also supports Mesh Network, Bluetooth low energy protocol (BLE 4.1) and ZigBee 3.0.
Omni is also the world’s first 5G CPE to support the MPTCP (MultiPath TCP) protocol. When the 5G cellular network and wired network are working concurrently and one of them fails, the MPTCP protocol algorithm will transfer the device from the failed network to the other function, ensuring seamless network switching and avoidance of data transmission interruption due to intermittent network failures. In addition, due to the use of the MPTCP protocol algorithm, Omni also supports dual frequency Wi-Fi rate overlapping of 2.4GHz and 5GHz channels.