In an effort to boost its telecommunications portfolio, the Chinese smartphone maker Oppo Electronics has signed a series of patent agreements with Intel and Ericsson in recent months, announcing its most recent agreements on the 5th August 2019.

As a result of these agreements, Intel will transfer 58 patents, relating to cellular mobile communications technology, to Oppo and Oppo has purchased the right to more than 500 patents from Ericsson, covering the US, Europe, China and India.

In February, the latest news was that a patent cross-licensing deal had been struck between Ericsson and Oppo, covering patents from both companies’ 2G, 3G, and 4G portfolios and that this deal cemented the collaboration of both companies on other projects involving 5G, including device testing and customer engagement. As of 2019, Oppo has used 5G patents in more than 20 countries and regions.