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OPPO and IHS Markit Unveil Intelligent Connectivity Whitepaper at OPPO INNO DAY 2019
December 24, 2019 News


The leading global smart device brand OPPO, and the world leader in market analytics, IHS Markit, has published their first whitepaper on intelligent connectivity at OPPO INNO DAY 2019. The whitepaper is titled Intelligent Connectivity: Unleashing opportunities with the power of 5G, AI and Cloud. The whitepaper is created to let the audiences know about the importance and value of intelligent connectivity and enable the industry to establish a more open, collaborative understanding of the ecosystem, better informing and guiding the sustainable development of intelligent connectivity in the future.

The world is excited with innovation of 5G era will bring, which the whitepaper fancy will be driven by intelligent connectivity powered by AI, cloud, edge computing and IoT. The new ecosystem of intelligent connectivity is expected to expand the market and unleash more opportunities within industry.

With 5G deployment steadily expanding, the 5G era has arrived

5G is now entering our lives at a fast pace, after the year of implementation. In the year 2019, the whitepaper noted that it has witnessed the first wave of standards-based 5G commercial launches. By October 2019, 50 carriers had launched 3GPP-compliant 5G commercial services across 27 markets. In addition, 328 carriers in 109 markets were also investing in 5G. Expect to see a massive wave of 5G development and 5G applications that will rise in China.

5G to drive accelerated integration of cloud, AI and edge computing

5G is different from previous generations of cellular technologies in a way that improves in many different technical requirements, device form factors, applications and audiences.

The whitepaper predicts that intelligent connectivity will rely on the collaborative efforts of AI, the cloud and edge, connectivity (including 5G) and IoT to deliver value to enterprises and consumers. This value may refer to a range of aspects including lower operational costs, access to new sources of revenue, or enhanced customer experience.

Companies and organisations should build more complex business models as well as advocating openness, sharing and collaboration with partners for the development of new features to their solutions, as discussed in the whitepaper regarding connectivity between 5G, AI, cloud computing and edge computing.

The upcoming intelligent connectivity ecosystem will unleash great potential

The development of 5G device ecosystem has lifted quickly across many fields. The whitepaper states that, as of mid-November 2019, there were an announcement that 72 vendors reported a total of 183 5G devices, such as smartphones, indoor and outdoor CPE (customer premises equipment), robots, drones, etc. Of the 183 5G devices, over 40 are commercially available.

There is around a quarter of the 1.7 billion mobile handsets shipped worldwide that will use 5G by 2023 and every two out of three smartphones will have prebuilt AI hardware and features by 2025, as reported by IHS Markit forecasts.

Digital assistants will continue to be in demand as a form of smart speakers. The global installed base of smart speakers will rise from over 100 million this year to over 800 million in three years.

Cloud gaming and VR/AR will embrace new opportunities, which allows users to access games whenever and wherever they want in smaller devices, with cloud gaming has lowered the barriers for consumers by removing hardware costs. The latency is also reduced to enable the comprehensive development of VR/AR games, creating a global market that was worth over $100 billion in 2018 according to the whitepaper.

The whitepaper believes that the rise of new devices has not demised the key role smartphones play in the life of consumers. They not only play a central role in the consumer IoT space, but also serve as a gateway for wearables such as smartwatches and health monitors, controllers/receivers, and a display for data and video from other devices.