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The assignment process for the 1.5GHz band (1452 – 1492 MHz band) for the use in wireless broadband electronic communication services in Malta


From: Ministry for Competitiveness and Digital, Maritime and Services Economy​​
​Published: ​14 July 2016
Running till: ​2 September 2016
​Last Updated: 9 February 2017
The MCA has issued a corrigendum to the Consultation Document with regards to this Public Consultation.
Please access the following document:
1.        Background
The assignment of the 1.5 GHz band for wireless broadband use allows the enhancement of downlink capability for mobile broadband systems and could be a strategic tool to tackle the growing mobile data traffic asymmetry driven by increased multimedia usage. Such a band has a huge innovative potential for new services, allowing for increased competition in the mobile markets as well as enhancing further the result achieved with respect to the digital agenda targets. In principle, both the operators as well as the subscriber shall eventually benefit from the assignment of the 1.5 GHz band.
The MCA is hereby presenting a consultation document on the assignment process for the 1.5 GHz band highlighting the key issues with regard to the assignment and governance conditions for the 1.5 GHz band.
2..        Documents
3.        Submission of input
Submissions were sent in through the following channels:
By filling the online form.
By post:     
Ing. Antoine Sciberras
Acting Chief of Spectrum Management and Technology
Malta Communications Authority
Valletta Waterfront, Pinto Wharf,
Floriana  FRN1913
All responses were submitted by no later than 12:00 hrs on 02/09/2016.
We thank you for your input.
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