Telecoms Authorisations & Licensing
Authorisation of Commercial Services:
In terms of the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Chapter 399 of the Laws of Malta), undertakings wishing to provide commercial electronic communications are required to notify the Malta Communications Authority for a General Authorisation to provide such services.
The documents below are found in the following section:
Notification form and Information on the general authorisation to provide commercial electronic communications networks and/or services;
Register of authorised undertakings providing commercial electronic communications networks and services.
In accordance with the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Chapter 399 of the Laws of Malta) an authorisation is required for the right to use radio frequencies. The authorisation is necessary to, amongst other things, avoid harmful interference and safeguard the efficient use of spectrum. A copy of the rights of use of radio spectrum granted for the provision of electronic communications services, and application forms for the grant of spectrum authorisations are also being published in the following section:
Application forms for the grant for the rights of use of radio spectrum
Grants of rights of use of radio spectrum capable of providing electronic communications services
Radiocommunications Equipment Licensing:
Part IV of the Electronic Communications (Regulation) Act (Chapter 399 of the Laws of Malta) also requires that the installation or use of radiocommunications equipment is subject to an individual licence unless the equipment is licence exempt or covered by a general authorisation. The grant of individual licences is subject to the payment of licence fees. The application forms and information on certain equipment licensing frameworks is included in the following section.
Application forms for the grant of rights to install or use radiocommunications equipment (e.g. aeronautical, amateur radio, private mobile radios, radio links, satellite uplink, etc.)
Notification forms for the installation or use of certain radiocommunications equipment covered by a general authorisation (e.g. VHF marine, EPIRBs, etc.)
Electronic Communications Networks and Services (General) Regulations - English Version / Maltese Version
General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus) Regulations - English Version / Maltese Version
Authorisation of Frequency Use (Provision of 2GHz Mobile Satellite Services) Regulations - English Version / Maltese Version
Radiocommunications Apparatus Exemption Order - English Version / Maltese Version
Radiocommunications Penalties and Voluntary Settlement of Disputes Procedures) Regulations - English Version / Maltese Version