On the 7th February 2020, the Malta Communications Authority published its decision MCA/D/21-4460 on the assignment process of the radio spectrum in the VHF band for the setup of a Terrestrial Digital Audio Broadcasting (T-DAB) network 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 of T-DAB in Malta.
In line with the MCA Decision, the Authority is publishing a Call for Expression of Interest to determine the demand for spectrum in this band.
Update (15th March 2022):
At the closing date for the Call for Expression of Interest in relation to the assignment of radio spectrum in the VHF Band for Terrestrial Digital Audio broadcasting, published on the 23rd Feb 2022, the Malta Communications Authority only received an Expression of Interest from Digi B Network Ltd.
In line with the process found in its Decision concerning The Assignment Process of Radio Spectrum in the VHF Band for T-DAB Services (MCA/D/21-4460), the Authority will proceed to carry out the due validation process as prescribed in the Decision.