CONSULTATIONS & DECISIONS

A QTSP before making use of a remote identification procedure, is required to submit to the MCA a conformity assessment report (‘CAR’) issued by a CAB, which report must confirm that the QTSP provides equivalent assurance in terms of physical presence and meets all the requirements as stated in the draft regula...

On the 27th August 2020, the Malta Communications Authority published its decision MCA/D/20-3934 on the assignment process of the radio spectrum in the sub-700MHz band for the setup of digital terrestrial television (DTTV) services in Malta.   An authorised electronic communication service provider (‘ECS’) ha...

The availability of an adequate and reliable broadband internet access service is today a crucial enabler for participation in the digital economy and society. The coronavirus pandemic is a clear reminder on how dependent we are on the internet and, by implication, on the underlying high-speed broadband infrastruct...

The MCA has today published a consultation paper on the review of the universal service obligations in the electronic communications sector. This consultation aims to examine the scope of the universal service, in particular in relation to the obligation/s to be met by the designated undertaking. The current univer...

In accordance with national law, the designated undertaking providing universal services has the right to seek to receive funds for the net costs it believes to have incurred to provide part or all of the universal services. In November 2017, the MCA received an application from GO plc , as the designated undertaki...

 In view of the expiry of the current spectrum licence in May 2021, the obligations arising from the decisions published by the European Commission concerning the harmonisation of spectrum in the 700MHz band for the use of wireless mobile broadband services, together with the goals identified in the National Roadm...

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