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Action 47 in Malta flag Malta

Member States to facilitate broadband investment

Indicator Status Evidence
Have any measures to streamline planning or administrative procedures been introduced to improve broadband investment conditions? Yes A number of work streams are currently underway.
Do you have an operational national mapping of retail broadband coverage at different speeds? Yes The information (including plans up to 2015) was collated by Government following a request for information published as part of a national FTTH project (The information is confidential). Currently 4 Mbps connection is designated as a USO. 100 Mbps service over DOCSIS 3.0 available to 98% of premises. Minimum service offering across Malta via Cable is 15 Mbps. Incumbent has launched VDSL2 products in June 2012.
Have civil infrastructure initiatives been developed to entice new market entrants? Yes All new roads built are fitted with new ducts open to anyone wishing to use them. This is coordinated through the authority for Transport in Malta – Transport Malta.
Has the digital dividend spectrum (790 - 862MHz) been repurposed for mobile broadband and assigned to operators? No Malta has requested a derogation from the implementation of the relevant provision.

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