MegaFon Russia tested the capabilities of the international 5G-roaming network, increasing the speed of mobile data transmission to 1.1 Gbit⁄s during the tests. The result was recorded in Helsinki using the Speedtest app on a Samsung Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G smartphone.

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“The result obtained is five times faster than the speed required for comfortable use of mobile Internet in 5G roaming, but with such a rapid development of technologies, perhaps this indicator will soon become familiar to us. MegaFon traditionally pays great attention to the quality of communication, including the speed of data transfer – we are the leader in this indicator among Russian operators and we want to be sure that with the gradual opening of borders, our subscribers will have the fastest Internet on their foreign trips, ”commented the commercial director MegaFona Vlad Wolfson.

The testing identified the current potential for 5G speed in international roaming. In the near future, gigabit speeds will enable subscribers to get a completely new user experience, for example, they will help to fully immerse themselves in AR and VR technologies, and start video streaming in 4K and 8K formats from a smartphone.

In February 2020, MegaFon Russia was the first Russian operator to offer international 5G roaming to its subscribers. Now it is already available in 17 out of 56 * countries of the world where fifth-generation networks have been launched into commercial operation: in Bahrain, Vietnam, Hong Kong, China, Kuwait, Latvia, Monaco, the Netherlands, UAE, Romania, Saudi Arabia, Taiwan, Finland, Switzerland , Sweden, Estonia and South Korea.

Connection to the fifth generation network is possible using any smartphone that supports this technology. Depending on the model, the subscriber may need to switch the device to 5G mode. At the end of January 2021, more than 200 thousand such devices were registered in the MegaFon network, over the year their number increased more than 500 times.

Need Megafon Russia SIM card?

MegaFon was the first mobile operator to launch the sale of self-registration SIM cards in the Yandex.Lavka express delivery service. You can get a SIM-card within 10-15 minutes after ordering, activate it yourself via the MegaFon mobile application and immediately get in touch.

Online resources account for more than 10% of MegaFon’s self-registration SIM card sales. Cooperation with Yandex.Lavka will allow the company to expand its distribution in online channels and minimize delivery time.

MegaFon SIM cards can be purchased on the territory of Yandex.Lavka service coverage in Moscow and the Moscow region, and next week this opportunity will appear in St. Petersburg, the Leningrad region, as well as in Nizhny Novgorod.

“We began to actively develop the distribution of self-registration SIM cards in retail chains and online stores at the beginning of this year. During the self-isolation period, many subscribers were able to appreciate the benefits of buying a SIM card in a convenience store or in online stores with courier delivery, and we continue to develop this sales channel. Partnership with Yandex.Lavka allows us to significantly reduce the delivery time – within 10-15 minutes after ordering, the client will have a SIM card, and in another 5 minutes he will be able to communicate and use the fastest mobile Internet from MegaFon, ”says MegaFon’s commercial director Vlad Wolfson.

Yandex.Lavka specializes in express delivery of food and household goods and has more than 200 local warehouses in Moscow, St. Petersburg and Nizhny Novgorod. The service is available to 20 million customers. All goods are delivered contactless.

The cost of a SIM card is 300 rubles, the same amount will appear on the balance of the subscriber after its activation. You can activate the SIM card yourself through the MegaFon mobile application, including with authorization through the public services portal. It will take no more than 5-10 minutes. The subscriber can also remotely issue a number transfer from another operator, after transferring the previous number will work on the same SIM-card.

* According to GSMA Intelligence portal.

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