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National Frequency Plan

Published On: Nov 26th 2020
On the 26th of November 2020, the MCA published the latest edition of the frequency allocation plan for Malta - National Frequency Plan, edition 6.2 (MCA/O/18-3129/R.2) and supersedes edition 6.1 (MCA/O/18-3129/R.1). T...

The Assignment of Radio Spectrum in the sub-700MHz band - Call for Expression of Interest

Published On: Oct 5th 2020
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 (D...

Spectrum Planning

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Spectrum planning is the process of establishing the spectrum management goals for the future.

Spectrum Monitoring

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The purpose of spectrum monitoring is to support the spectrum management process in general, including frequency assignment and planning functions.

Towards 5G

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5G is more than just a new radio technology; it holds the promise of enabling new communications possibilities and applications. Such opportunities, of which many are still unknown, will eventually lead to a ‘hyper connected society’.

Test & Trial

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The MCA operates a test and trial licensing scheme in support of innovative spectrum uses which aims to exploit Malta’s unique potential as a test-bed.

Radiocommunications Licensing

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European legislation, i.e. the Authorisation Directive (2002/20/EC), and ITU rules, i.e. the Radio Regulations (RR) have established that a form of authorisation is required for radio transmissions.

Radio spectrum for terrestrial...

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Mobile communications including wireless broadband have been playing important roles in the economic and social developments.

Satellite Services

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The development of satellite communication has highlighted the need for managing satellite-related scarce resources, i.e. the satellite spectrum and orbit.

Spectrum for Terrestrial broad...

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In many countries the terrestrial broadcasting platform is the primary means of delivering broadcasting services.