MUSCAT – The Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, represented by the Oman Research and Education Network (OMREN), in cooperation with the Oman Airports Company, launched Eduroam, the global educational roaming service, at Muscat international Airport, making it the first airport in the Middle East to provide such secure wireless internet connection for students and academics.

The inauguration took place in the presence of H.E. Dr. Saif Al Hadabi, Undersecretary of the Ministry for Scientific Research and Innovation, Sheikh Ayman Al Hosani, CEO of Oman Airports Company, and a number of managers and officials. The service is currently in 36 locations in the Sultanate of Oman, distributed among universities, colleges and strategic locations. Eduroam service is a unique is a service that allows affiliate users to easily and securely connect to the wireless internet network in institutions linked to the Oman Research and Education. Muscat International Airport is among 36 international airports that provide this service.