Qualcomm has sealed a licensing deal with China’s third biggest smartphone vendor, Vivo, as the chip giant smoothes over a rough few years in the Chinese market with steady gains.

Vivo is licensed to use Qualcomm’s technology in their 3G and 4G phones, the chipmaker said on Monday.

It comes just a week after Qualcomm sealed a similar deal with OPPO, which is also owned by Vivo’s parent company BKK Electronics.

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Cate Cadell

Cate is a tech writer. She worked as a journalist in Australia, Mongolia and Myanmar. You can reach her (in Chinese or English) at: @catecadell or catecadell@technode.com