Malta determines interest in 3.5GHz licences

21 Apr 2021

The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has issued a call for expressions of interest (EoI) in spectrum in the 3.5GHz band (3.4GHz-3.8GHz). The regulator says that following its public consultation in February concerning the award of 5G-capable frequencies in the 700MHz, 3.5GHz and 26GHz ranges, an unnamed holder of an electronic communication services (ECS) licence has requested an assignment of 3.5GHz spectrum. The MCA now wants responses to ascertain the demand for spectrum in that band. Only companies which submit an EoI will be eligible to participate in a future Call for Applications.