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’) has recently lodged a formal request with the MCA for the assignment of this spectrum to be used for the provision DTTV services in Malta.
In line with the MCA Decision, the Authority is hereby publishing a Call for Expression of Interest to determine the demand for spectrum in this band.
Update (19th November 2020):
At the closing date for the Expression of Interest in relation to Radio Spectrum in the sub-700MHz Band for Digital Terrestrial Television Services – 23rd October 2020, the Malta Communications Authority was solely in receipt of an Expression of Interest from GO plc.
In line with the process found in its Decision concerning the Assignment Process of Radio Spectrum in the sub-700MHz Band for DTTV Services (MCA/D/20-3934), the Authority will proceed to carry out the due validation process as prescribed in its Decision.