Latest Spectrum Updates

Published On: Jul 29th 2021

In March 2014, the Malta Communications Authority (‘MCA’ or ‘the Authority’), published a consultation paper, outlining a proposed methodology for the assignment of additional radio spectrum for wireless broadband. Following consideration of the various responses received, a decision entitled ‘Assignment ...

Published On: Jul 22nd 2021

The MCA has the responsibility to ensure that operators of radio transmitting apparatus comply with electromagnetic fields (EMF) limits established at law. To this end, the Authority undertakes a range of compliance activities. To provide further assurance on undertakings' compliance to EMF obligations, in 2020 the...

Published On: Jun 22nd 2021

The Malta Communications Authority is proposing to adopt a light-weight oversight regime and regulate radiocommunications apparatus operating below 9 kHz under the General Authorisations (Radiocommunications Apparatus) Regulations (S.L.399.40). This Consultation document is therefore highlighting the proposed chang...

Published On: Jun 18th 2021

As part of its radio spectrum monitoring function, the MCA regularly monitors Electromagnetic Fields (EMF), to ensure they remain well-below the safe public exposure limits. Read more on our EMF factsheet below: ...

Published On: Apr 27th 2021

On the 19th April 2021, the MCA published a Call for Expression of Interest for the Assignment of Spectrum in the 3.6 GHz band (MCA/O/21-4179). GO plc, Melita Limited, and Epic Communications Limited have expressed their interest in order to obtain access to the rights of use for radio frequencies in this band. Giv...

Published On: Apr 20th 2021

Mobile communications have become a way of life. Mobile phones are no longer used solely for voice communication purposes. They have also become a means of socialising and doing business.   A radio transmitting network needs to be set so as to facilitate mobile communications. This involves the establishment of m...

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