OPPO’s Push For A 5G-Led India Leads To A First-Ever Experience For Young Tennis Players At Roland-Garros - GADGET-INNOVATIONS

OPPO’s Push For A 5G-Led India Leads To A First-Ever Experience For Young Tennis Players At Roland-Garros

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·   Connects legend Guy Forget and top junior tennis players 

·   Rising tennis star Humera Bahermus joins the call from OPPO’s Hyderabad R&D Centre




World-leading smart device brand OPPO offered a unique opportunity for top junior tennis players who can’t compete, or watch matches at this year’s Roland-Garros, showcasing the capabilities of OPPO 5G handset and the tournament’s 5G deployment. Together with Managing Director of OPPO France, Denis Morel, the Roland-Garros Tournament Director and former world number three and Davis Cup Winner Guy Forget connected via a video call using an OPPO Find X2 Pro with top junior tennis players to discuss how technology continues to change the world of tennis. 



India is one among the many countries participating in the call. The rising tennis star - Humera Bahermus, joined OPPO India’s Hyderabad R&D team to experience the game.

By leveraging the powerful capabilities of OPPO’s 5G technology, the Hyderabad R&D centre made it possible for rising Indian tennis star Humera Bahermus to join in on an exclusive video chat with the legendary pro-tennis player. Together, they discussed how the percolation of technology into the world of sports is going to redefine it.

“While it’s disappointing to be unable to compete on the clay courts this year, being able to use today’s technology to transport me there and see how the game and fan experience is changing was eye-opening,” said Humera Baharmus, from India. “Connecting with a former pro to hear how he managed the highs and lows of his own career encourages me to keep practicing to be even stronger for next year’s competition.”

OPPO India set up their R&D centre in Hyderabad in 2018, which is the largest outside China. The brand will be setting up labs in key areas of camera, 5G, system, audio, performance and ageing. The lab has been making great strides in terms of innovation and has filed 100 patents this year key areas like camera and image processing, battery, networks (5G), etc.

5G is one of the key focus areas for OPPO and they are committed to building an integrated technology system to power immersive and personalized 5G experiences. The Hyderabad based R&D Centre successfully carried out the WhatsApp video call in March displaying 5G band and speed, demonstrating fast movie downloads and Cloud gaming features.

OPPO talks to the legend: a 5G video call with Roland-Garros’ Guy Forget

Connecting with the junior tennis players is like a trip down memory lane and a pathway to the future for Forget. He first rose to the tennis world’s attention when he won the Roland-Garros Junior title in 1982 – and it is that memory and spark he hoped to light among those from China, India, Romania, and Thailand who participated in the 5G video chat.

What’s special about the partnership between OPPO and Roland-Garros is their shared values to always be in search of excellence and to constantly push the boundaries of innovation. And this year’s activations build on the groundwork already established as OPPO more deeply engages with a younger audience throughout Europe and among global tennis fans, as well as the French Tennis Federation’s brand strategy to increase its presence in markets throughout Asia.

OPPO believes in the power of how technologies can bring hope and warmth to people and help them to explore and create a better future. Coupling OPPO’s efforts to expand brand awareness globally and promoting OPPO technologies, more can be expected.

October 1st , 2020, Hyderabad