Market Research Report
Malta - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses
|Published by||BuddeComm||Product code||925581|
|Published||Content info||114 Pages
Delivery time: 1-2 business days
|Malta - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses|
|Published: February 12, 2020||Content info: 114 Pages||
Malta's telecom sector is among the most advanced in Europe, with high mobile and broadband penetration rates and a strategy in place to capitalise on infrastructure to develop e-commerce opportunities.
The sector has also been stimulated by regulatory measures designed to reduce consumer prices and develop a national FttP network. Interest in Maltese telcos continues to attract investors, with Melita having been sold to EQT in late 2019 and (subject to regulatory approval) Vodafone Malta having been sold to Monaco Telecom.
There has also been some encouragement to increase market competition and so reduce prices for end-users. This led to the 2019 Virtual Unbundled Local Access (VULA) agreement between GO and Vodafone Malta by which Vodafone was able to enter the fixed broadband market using GO's fibre infrastructure.
Melita provides a national gigabit service via its fibre and DOCSIS3.1 networks, while GO is currently investing in an extensive FttP network, which covered about 90,000 premises by late 2019. The company is investing €100 million to develop LTE and fibre through to 2023, while in early 2020 it also began work on a new submarine cable system linking to France and Egypt.
Vodafone Malta, GO, Melita, SIS, Ozone, Redtouch Fone, PING.