Malta allocates 800MHz and 2600MHz spectrum

9 Apr 2018

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has awarded five licences in the 800MHz and 2600MHz bands to the country’s three mobile network operators (MNOs). Vodafone Malta, GO and Melita will be able to use the additional spectrum to improve the speed and availability of 4G LTE and LTE-A services. The exact allocations have not yet been published. The regulator says it is also working on an assignment plan covering the 700MHz, 3.4GHz and 26GHz bands to support future 5G and Internet of Things (IoT) networks. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that Malta was home to 604,725 cellular subscribers at the end of 2017, with Vodafone claiming 44.7% of the total, ahead of GO (36.7%) and Melita (18.6%).