On the 27th October 2017, the MCA published a Call for Expression of Interest for the Assignment of Additional Spectrum for Wireless Broadband (MCA/O/17-3001). GO plc, Melita Limited, mob5g.net Malta Ltd and Vodafone Malta Limited expressed their interest in attaining the rights of use for radio frequencies in the 800 MHz and 2.5 GHz bands. Furthermore, Melita Limited has also expressed interest in attaining access to the rights of use for radio frequencies in the 1800 MHz band.
The demand for spectrum, as expressed in the response to the Call for Expression of Interest, has exceeded the amount of spectrum available in some of the respective bands. In view of this, the MCA will, in the coming days, publish a Call for Applications for Additional Spectrum for Wireless Broadband in line with the assignment process as defined in the Decision MCA/D/17-2971.
The MCA invites all those candidates who have expressed an interest in acquiring the right of use for the respective frequency bands to participate in the Call for Applications.