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Additional spectrum for wireless broadband electronic communications services in the 700 MHz, 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz bands


From: Ministry for the Economy and Industry
(Malta Communications Authority)
​Published: ​5 February 2021
Running till: ​26 February 2021
​Last Updated: ​5 February 2021
1.        Background

The purpose of the consultation is to inform the public on the assignment process that will be adopted in respect of spectrum in the 700 MHz, 3.6 GHz and 26 GHz bands and the conditions that w​ill be attached to the resulting rights of use.

he Malta Communications Authority, having regard to:
      • the laws as administered by the Malta Communications Authority;
      • Directive (EU) 2018/1972 establishing the European Electronic Communications Code (‘EECC’);
      • Decision (EU) 2017/899 on the use of the 470-790 MHz frequency band in the Union;
      • Recommendation (EU) 2019/534 on the cybersecurity of 5G networks and (NIS) CG 01/2020 on Cybersecurity of 5G Networks – EU toolbox of risk mitigating measures.​ 

is establishing the framework for the assignment of spectrum within these bands and the ​applicable​​obligations and license conditions thereof.

2.        Documents
3.        Submission of input

Submissions must be sent by email to:

Submissions must be  received by 26 February 2021.
We thank you in advance for your input.
Please be informed that submissions will be published on the webpage of this consultation at the end of the scoping phase. The lead Ministry has sole discretion upon the publication of comments.
Received contributions, together with the identity of the contributor, will be published on the Internet, unless the contributor objects to the publication of his/her personal data on the grounds that such publication would harm his/her legitimate interests. In this case the contribution may be published in anonymous form. Otherwise the contribution will not be published nor will, in principle, its content be taken into account.  Any objections concerning the publication of personal data should be sent to the service responsible for the consultation on the following email address:

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In addition, please be aware of:
·         Disclosure under the Freedom of Information Act (Chapter 496)
As we are a public authority all documents we hold, including documents related to this public consultation process, may be released following a request to us under the Freedom of Information Act (Chap. 496), unless such request may be subject of an exemption arising from the same Act.


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