Omantel has announced the launch of 5G international roaming, providing its subscribers a convenient and seamless experience to benefit from high-speed data services while travelling abroad. As part of the initial phase in its push towards secure, consistent, and fast global 5G connectivity, Omantel has made this international roaming facility available in the GCC through regional partners, becoming the only mobile network operator in Oman to offer 5G international roaming. Omantel is working with its vast list of regional and global partners to announce more 5G international roaming destinations in the coming few weeks. As 5G gains a more important role in how individuals, businesses and economies function, comprehensive solutions suite from Omantel will continue to meet subscribers’ current and future needs as it has already prov...

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