MTN and Etisalat Come Together to Launch a New 5G Roaming Service

MTN GlobalConnect and Etisalat UAE have come together in a partnership to enable 5G services to MTN South Africa users in the UAE.

MTN GlobalConnect and Etisalat UAE have announced the launch of a new 5G roaming service that provides 5G services to MTN South Africa customers in the UAE. Customers can now travel to the UAE with the ease of MTN 5G network. This partnership is expected to bring the global network and data services even more closer.

“5G is seen as a game changer with rich potential for the wholesale business bringing maximum opportunities with higher connection speeds, mobility and capacity, as well as low-latency capabilities. This has enabled new use cases and applications positively impacting different industry sectors. This strategic partnership with MTN GlobalConnect will enable MTN South Africa subscribers with superior 5G roaming services and connectivity when they are in the UAE.”

Ali Amiri, Group Chief Carrier & Wholesale Officer, Etisalat

“We are extremely excited to have launched 5G roaming with Etisalat UAE. It is one of our most significant data services launches in a top destination benefitting our large subscriber base of South African roamers in the UAE. The central roaming team dedicated extra time for testing to be able to successfully launch the international 5G roaming services in a record time. Capitalising on the Y’elloConnect Roaming Hub, we strive to innovate and deploy high speed data roaming services so our customers can enjoy access to a next-generation network. We continue to partner with global operators and roll-out VoLTE and 5G roaming services for our subscribers in MTN operating companies.”

Arne Casteleyn, General Manager – International Roaming, MTN GlobalConnect

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