Melita applies for 5G trial licence in Malta

13 Aug 2020

Maltese telco Melita has applied to the Malta Communications Authority (MCA) for permission to trial 5G technology. The trial, which will take place at a limited number of selected sites, will only use frequencies which have been issued as part of existing 3G and 4G licences. Simon Montanaro, Chief Technology Officer at Melita, said: ‘In 2018, Melita commissioned Ericsson to upgrade its mobile network and make it 5G-ready. Today, with this state-of-the-art network in place, we are able to begin trialling 5G technology on frequencies which are already in use and therefore assess the performance of Ericsson’s advanced technology in this local context.’

Malta, Melita