The Malta Communications Authority (MCA) has called for expressions of interest in wireless spectrum in the 1800MHz (1710MHz-1785MHz/1805MHz-1880MHz) and 2.5GHz (2500MHz-2690MHz) bands. The regulator says it has received a formal request from a local telco for the assignment of radio spectrum in the 2.5GHz range and is looking to assess demand for frequencies in the two bands. There are currently six paired 5MHz channels in the 1800MHz band unassigned and these would be offered as six separate 2×5MHz lots. At 2.5GHz, meanwhile, there are five unpaired 5MHz channels unassigned and these would be auctioned as a single 25MHz block. Malta is home to three mobile network operators (MNOs): GO, Epic and Melita.