MTS launches 5G international roaming service in seven countries

Moscow, March 12. MTS has launched international data roaming service in six European countries and the United Arab Emirates, the Russian mobile operator said Friday.

5G roaming allows subscribers of 5G-compatible smartphones to use roaming services at higher speeds. Mobile Internet and high-speed data transmission services will be available to MTS subscribers in the n78 band (3.4-3.8 GHz) in the networks of Telia (Estonia, Finland, Sweden, Norway and Denmark), Vodafone (Netherlands) and Etisalat (United). kingdom). United Arab Emirates) operators. MTS says the list of countries with 5G roaming services will continue to grow.

MegaFon became the first Russian telecom operator to launch such a service in Romania in February 2020. Its subscribers can now use 5G to roam in 20 countries, including China, the Republic of Korea, the United Arab Emirates, the Netherlands, Finland, Latvia, Austria, Thailand and others, the company says.

Tele2 introduced 5G roaming to its subscribers in Switzerland in August 2020. The telecom operator is now considering starting 5G roaming with some other countries and expects to complete it by the end of the year unless the pandemic situation impedes plans.

The company says Beeline sees a consistent interest in developing 5G for enterprise customers. The roaming issue is currently less important in light of the low coverage of stations and travel restrictions due to the epidemic.

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