Ensuring connectivity through spectrum

Three operators awarded five spectrum licences stimulating further mobile competition in Malta
Nationwide infrastructure investments in Advanced LTE (4G+) over the next months
Paving the way towards super fast mobile broadband and investment in 5G-ready infrastructure

The Malta Communications Authority is announcing the assignees for spectrum in the 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz spectrum bands.

Melita Ltd, Vodafone Malta Ltd and GO plc are being awarded the right to use additional radio spectrum for wireless broadband services.  This additional spectrum enables super fast mobile broadband services and enhanced indoor coverage for the benefit of consumers and businesses in Malta.

Through spectrum licence awards, the MCA promotes strong competition and creates more value for consumers, leading to faster mobile broadband speeds, lower prices, greater innovation, new investment and better indoor coverage. 

Operators benefiting from this spectrum are obliged to roll-out any new technologies nationwide, ensuring that consumers and businesses alike will benefit from advanced LTE services across all of Malta and Gozo.

Over the next years, developments in 5G and the Internet of Things will usher a new era in mobile connectivity services. To help meet this demand the MCA is presently working to make more mobile spectrum available in the 700 MHz, 3.4 GHz and 26 GHz bands.

MCA is complementing these spectrum assignments with a programme of initiatives that address regulatory burdens towards the adoption of 5G and the Internet of Things, stimulate the upkeep of quality and security in the industry and contribute to the development of Malta‚Äôs Digital Information Society.