The three Chinese smartphone manufacturers — Oppo, Vivo, and Xiaomi, in August 2019, had declared a group named the “Inter-Transfer Alliance Group”. The idea was to facilitate flawless and high-speed peer to peer file transfers between their devices.
And after numbers of beta testing, the group has finally announced that the cross-band service is going global. However, the launch might resonate with the 5G rollout in different parts of the globe which could be due to the “expected increase of average file sizes.”
The Senior VP at Vivo, Spark Ni stated that with the alliance, users can wirelessly share files without the internet. It makes use of the Bluetooth for fast pairing and Wi-Fi P2P for a high-speed connection. Meaning, users need to turn on both the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth in their devices in order to use it. They can then choose files that they want to transfer from the Menu option.
The global name of the cooperation is the “Peer-to-Peer Transmission Alliance”. Moreover, it’s open to other brands as well that are eager to engage in and augment their ecosystem.
The transfer speed numbers to 20 MB/s max and will be up on the smartphones from February 2020.