MLT23 – Announcement of: extraordinary shareholders’ resolution to amend the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Melita Capital p.l.c, and increase the authorised share capital of Melita Capital p.l.c.
This is a company announcement being issued by Melita Capital p.l.c. (the “Company”) in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Listing Rules:
At an extraordinary general meeting of the Company held on 16 July 2014, the Company resolved to increase the authorised share capital of the Company from €5,000,000 to €250,000,000 and to amend its Memorandum of Association accordingly.
By order of the Board.
Melita Capital plc
A European Commission study on broadband internet in Europe based on real-life tests at customers’ premises has once again confirmed Melita as the fastest internet service provider in Malta.
According to this study, Melita customers benefit from an average download speed of over 26 Megabits per second while competing operators via ADSL (telephone line) get less than 12 Megabits per second. Melita customers have more than double the download speed than subscribers of other operators. Similarly Melita’s fibre-powered internet beats other operators on reliability. In these real life tests Melita customers receive all the download speed they are subscribed to, while clients on ADSL get on average, 15% less than the speed they are paying for.
“Melita’s score in this independent report are the result of continuous investment by the company into its broadband infrastructure and quality of service. We are committed and determined to remain Malta’s leading internet services provider by giving more speed and more quality to our customers. Our focus is on giving customers great value for money and the report also confirms that Melita customers get the speeds they are promised, and more. Through the launch of melitaWIFI we are also ensuring that our clients get a seamless internet experience outdoors just like they do at home or office”, said Ludolf Rasterhoff, Chief Operating Officer at Melita.
The study based on hundreds of Maltese households is based on a methodology that uses hardware devices and provides the most accurate and independent results of Internet performance regardless of access to technology and home installation.
This is the second measurement of a study on broadband performance by the European Commission that covers all EU Member States as well as Norway & Iceland, using the same approach. The project is being run by broadband performance testing specialist SamKnows, which has already conducted similar projects in the UK and the US.
Melita is the leading broadband internet provider in Malta and the only operator offering nationwide broadband internet speeds up to 100 Megabits per second. It also operates a direct link to Milan connecting it to global internet backbones such as Level 3 Communications and TeliaSonera International Carrier.
For more information on Melita’s superfast internet click here.
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Melita, the fastest internet service provider in Malta, announced that it has connected to leading global internet backbone provider TeliaSonera International Carrier (TSIC). This enables direct, fast access to TSIC’s customer base across 85 countries. For example, 80% of the world’s top 20 content providers are directly connected, enhancing the Internet experience for Melita’s customers.
“Melita is determined to maintain its position as broadband leader in Malta for residential and business customers alike. We invest heavily in our infrastructure in Malta and are proud to work with TSIC as a leading carrier to deliver best in class connectivity to the rest of the world. Higher speeds and best quality of service are our guiding principles. The link to TeliaSonera International Carrier is welcome news especially for business customers operating in the gaming industry”, commented Ludolf Rasterhoff, COO at Melita.
“End users are demanding more – moving beyond being connected to being immersed in their connectivity. This means closer co-operation with our communication service provider customers, such as Melita, so we can act together to meet rapidly changing demands. We are proud that Melita has chosen TSIC and we look forward to working together in the exciting and challenging times ahead.” added Staffan Göjeryd, Vice President, Data and Infrastructure, TeliaSonera International Carrier.
The new link to TSIC means that Melita will be able to provide even better quality international connections to the Internet. Home users will experience this particularly when using applications like online multi-player games, video streaming and other applications that require ever quicker response from different points around the world. For business customers, the improved connectivity performance, driven by better latency and even lower packet loss, results in a more efficient network experience. This is particularly relevant for businesses which operate their business online, or ‘in the cloud’.
The link to TSIC complements other investments by Melita aimed at enhancing quality of service for its internet customers, especially business customers. Less than two years ago Melita extended its international reach to Milan to enhance international connectivity as well invested in a state-of the art colocation data centre.
Melita is the leading broadband internet provider in Malta and the only operator offering nationwide broadband internet speeds up to 100 Megabits per second. It also operates a direct link to Milan connecting it to global internet backbones such as TSIC.
For more information click here.
As of the 15th of May 2014, FOX Sports (channel 603) and FOX Sports HD (channel 620) are available on the Melita TV lineup. The leading sports TV channel which includes coverage of competitions such as the NFL, MLB, NCAA Basketball and NASCAR will be launched for the first time in Malta only on Melita TV.
Michael Darmanin, Director of Marketing at Melita said, “We are very excited to launch the FOX Sports channels on Melita’s TV network. With coverage of some of the biggest American sports events as well as other key European competitions, FOX Sports promises to be a very welcome addition to our lineup amongst our customers. There’s a growing following in Malta to events such as the National Football League (NFL) and Major League Baseball (MLB).”
Adam Theiler, Executive Vice President – South Europe & Africa of FOX International Channels commented: “We are very happy to see our partnership with Melita grow, following the addition of FOX Sports to the platform’s bouquet. FOX Sports features international and regional sports events, delivering more action, more emotion and more fun for the fans! Sports is an area under the strategic scope of FIC and our focus is on expanding to new markets, with new acquisitions.”
Vasilis Iliopoulos, General Manager of FOX International Channels Greece, added: “We are excited to see the launch of FOX Sports in Malta, on Melita. Our goal is to provide the subscribers of Melita a fantastic in-game experience taking them to the courtside of some of the most fascinating American sports all the way through to the finals, among others the NFL Super Bowl; while complemented with news, highlights and fresh programming from a variety of European sports.”
Along with the major leagues such as NFL and MLB, the channels will also include the PGA EuroPro Golf Tour, Extreme sports such as the Sea Master Sailing, Fights sports including the King of Kings event and much more.
Both FOX Sports (channel 603) and FOX Sports HD (channel 620) have been added for free to the Melita XL TV package lineup. The HD version is available to Home Entertainment Pack customers.
Melita TV is the leading TV operator in Malta offering HD and interactive TV services across Malta and Gozo and exclusively offering an OnDemand library with more than a 1000 titles and Movie Rentals for latest cinema blockbusters.
For more information click here.
Free upgrades to superfast 100 Megabit
Melita, Malta’s fastest internet service provider, will be commemorating World Telecommunications and Information Society Day (WTISD) with a series of initiatives throughout May. Customers are encouraged to participate in an online competition and to learn more about the development of broadband in Malta and internationally through dedicated websites.
“This year’s theme for WTISD is “Broadband for Sustainable Development” and as Malta’s broadband leader Melita is taking the initiative to promote the potential of broadband internet to support cultural and economic growth in our society”, commented Michael Darmanin, Director of Marketing at Melita.
Customers may win free upgrades to superfast 100 Megabit internet speeds by taking part in a simple Facebook competition. Search Melita on Facebook, like the page, and take part in a simple puzzle competition. Every week Melita will give away free internet upgrades to a whopping 100 Megabit speed free of charge until the end of the year.
The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide. This year WTISD will be celebrated on Friday 16th May.
Melita is the only provider in Malta to offer nationwide broadband internet speeds of 100 Megabits per second and operates a direct link to Milan connecting it to Tier 1 internet backbone, Level 3© Communications.
For more information click here.
TVM HD and TVM 2 HD and 45 channels for just €9.99
Melita has partnered with Public Broadcasting Services to promote the Brazil FIFA World Cup 2014 in Malta. Maltese viewers will be able to watch all the 64 World Cup games in High Definition for free on TVM HD and TVM 2 HD.
As part of this campaign Melita TV has launched a new HD set-top-box called ‘digiBox HD’ which offers customers the chance to watch Digital and High Definition TV channels. The service is available on a standalone basis and there is no need to subscribe to other Melita services.
“The FIFA World Cup is a much-awaited event in Malta and showcases some of the best football in the world. It is also a great TV event and there’s nothing better than watching some of the world’s best football players at their best in stunning High Definition. The new digiBox HD also gives us the opportunity to make HD more widely available to the Maltese market, especially with the launch of TVM HD and TVM 2 HD”, commented Michael Darmanin, Melita’s Director of Marketing.
When subscribing to the digiBox HD service the Melita TV packages start from €9.99 per month and the HD access is free for two years. The ‘M’ entry package includes TVM HD and TVM 2 HD as well as 45 digital TV channels and more than 60 radio and digital music channels. A one-time-fee for the DigiBox HD of €50 applies. Customers opting for the TV L or TV XL packages get access to many more channels, more HD content as well as free use of the digiBox HD.
For more information click here.
Dr Roberta Metsola and Dr Miriam Dalli, candidates for the upcoming European Parliament elections visited Melita’s head offices in Imriehel this week. Melita’s senior management accompanied the two candidates who got the opportunity to meet up with staff from the customer care, technology, finance and marketing teams.
This is a company announcement being issued by Melita Capital plc in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Listing Rules:
Financial Statements of the Company
At a meeting held on the 24 April 2014, the Board of Directors of Melita Capital plc approved the Company’s Annual Report and Financial Statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2013, available for viewing at the registered office of the company and in the Investor Relations section of the company’s website www.melitacapital.com.
Company CEO Andrei Torriani commented:
“2013 was another positive year for Melita Capital plc and results demonstrate a continued improvement on the momentum of previous years. The results reflect a consistent and growing demand for high speed broadband and mobile services within the Melita Group from a growing number of Residential and Business customers benefiting Melita Capital’s subsidiary Melita Infrastructure.
As customers move to higher speed broadband subscriptions, the demand for international connectivity is expected to grow and continue to benefit Melita Capital. Similarly the extension
of the international link to a Tier 1 provider in Milan and successful investment within the Melita Group last year in a new state-of-the-art data co-location centre should contribute to Melita Capital’s continued success.”
By order of the Board.
Melita Capital plc
This is a company announcement being issued by Melita Capital plc (the “Company”) in accordance with Chapter 5 of the Listing Rules:
The Board of Directors of the Company is scheduled to meet on the 25 April 2014 to consider, and if thought fit, approve, the Company’s financial statements for the financial year ended 31 December 2013.
By order of the Board.
Melita Capital plc
Melita Business has launched new mobile tariff plans aimed at the business market which include unlimited calls to all local networks. The innovative plans help business to control their monthly expenses, and the more mobile lines are added the bigger the savings.
“Usage patterns show that most businesses are high mobile users. The success of their business depends on being on the move and available at all time. Bill shocks remain a big concern to business owners. The new Business Circle plans address these concerns. Every line includes unlimited calls to all local networks at very competitive subscription rates, and subscription costs continue to decrease as more lines are added”, commented Claire Galea, Business Marketing Manager at Melita.
Business Circle plans enable businesses to grow without growing their costs exponentially. A first line costs just €50 per month and includes unlimited calls and SMS all local networks. This line also includes free 3GB of mobile internet and 500 minutes of calls to the EU. The innovative part is that every additional line is cheaper. A second line is only €30 per month, a third would be €25 while additional lines would be just €20 per month. All the lines in the group also get to share 20GB of free melitaWIFI per month.
As a special introductory offer any business option for Business Circle plans until end of July will get 3GB of mobile internet and 500 minutes of calls to the EU on every mobile line.
A small company with 4 employees with paid mobile would be paying just €125 per month and all local calls and SMS would be covered. You don’t have to worry if you’re calling your own network or other networks.
For more information call 27273535 or click here.
Melita today announced the appointment of Bruno Ducharme, former CEO of Telesystem International Wireless as an independent non-executive director.
Mr Ducharme is a former CEO who is now a private investor. He sits on the boards of Orange Switzerland, Tele2 Russia, Bité (Baltics) and Hyperoptic (UK). He founded and served for 12 years as the CEO of Telesystem International Wireless, launching mobile operations in the Czech Republic, Romania, China, India, and Brazil, followed by a successful trade sale in 2005. He recently acted as CEO of Vizada, a satellite services company acquired by EADS in 2011.
“Bruno brings vast experience in the telecoms sector and we are very excited to welcome him on our Board of Directors. His guidance and support will help Melita in its next phase of growth”, said Andrei Torriani, Melita’s CEO.
Melita’s shareholders include leading private equity investors in the TMT sector; GMT Communications (UK), MC Ventures (US), Black Rock Communications (Ireland) and Gasan Enterprise Ltd.
MLT20 – Announcement of: extraordinary shareholders’ resolution to amend the Memorandum and Articles of Association of Melita Capital p.l.c.; appointment of new Director
This is a company announcement being issued by Melita Capital p.l.c. (the “Company”) in accordance with
Chapter 5 of the Listing Rules:
At an extraordinary general meeting of the Company held on 25 March 2014, the Company approved an
amendment to its Memorandum of Association allowing for an increase in the number of directors of the
Company. Following registration of the new Memorandum and Articles of Association of the Company
with the Registry of Companies, the Company announces that with effect from 25 March 2014, Mr Bruno
Ducharme has been appointed as an independent non-executive director of the Company.
Mr Ducharme has been involved in the telecommunications sector for over 20 years. He currently sits on
the board of mobile operators Orange Switzerland, Tele2 Russia and Bité (Baltics), and of Hyperoptic, a UK
fibre network operator. He founded and served for 12 years as the CEO of Telesystem International
Wireless, a Canadian company with mobile operations in the Czech Republic, Romania, China, India, and
Brazil. In 2010 and 2011 he acted as CEO of Vizada, a global mobile satellite services company based in
“Bruno brings vast experience in the telecoms sector and we are very excited to welcome him on our
Board of Directors. His guidance and support will help Melita in its next phase of growth”, said Andrei
Torriani, Melita’s CEO.
Mr Ducharme’s address is 33 King Street, London SW1Y 6RJ, United Kingdom.
There is no matter concerning Mr Ducharme requiring disclosure under Listing Rules 5.20.5 to 5.20.9.
By order of the Board.
Melita Capital plc
Free WI-FI to 100,000 Melita customers
melitaWIFI now also available in Valletta & Marsa
Melita’s minimum download speed now at 30 Megabits per second
Today marks a very important milestone in Malta’s connectivity development as Melita announced several major breakthroughs to address an ever-increasing demand for high-speed broadband internet.
Prime Minister Joseph Muscat today presided over the official launch of melitaWIFI – a free next generation Wi-Fi broadband internet service offering seamless connectivity, indoors and outdoors. The service was soft launched last November for about 25,000 Melita customers and is now available for free to more than 100,000 Melita customers.
During a launch event in St George’s Square, Valletta, Melita Group CEO Andrei Torriani explained that melitaWIFI is already available in 7 outdoor zones including The Strand, Sliema, Paola, Bugibba and Marsascala. “We enabled about 30,000 indoor Wi-Fi hotspots and this number is growing daily. The service is free to all Melita mobile contract customers and we’re now extending free access to all Melita customers on a trial basis until June” said Mr Torriani.
Mr Torriani also announced that melitaWIFI outdoor zones are now also available in Valletta’s busiest streets including Republic Street and Merchants’ Street. melitaWIFI takes advantage of Melita’s superfast nationwide broadband network to deliver equally fast internet on mobile devices via Wi-Fi technology.
Meanwhile, the Group CEO also announced that Melita’s entry-level download speed has increased to 30 Megabits per second and all Melita customers will soon enjoy a minimum of 30 Megabits as their download speed. “That’s 30 times more than just a few years ago. Our customers can already enjoy nationwide download speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second and in some areas, such as Sliema and St Julian’s, even faster speeds of up to 250 Megabits are available”, said Mr Torriani. More localities are expected to be upgraded to speeds of up to 250 Megabits per second throughout this year.
The launch event was also addressed by Prime Minister Joseph Muscat and Melita’s Chairman Joseph A. Gasan. In his speech, Mr Gasan traced the company’s humble beginnings as a cable TV provider and the evolution that followed over a period of more than 20 years. “Our passion for innovation and our financial investments are a clear testament of Melita’s strong belief in Malta’s potential. Melita’s shareholders are committed to this company and to Malta, and through their investments and international expertise we can effectively implement projects like the one we’re unveiling today. We continue investing heavily in infrastructure, both locally and externally to connect Malta to the rest of the world. This enables us to offer even better and more reliable services” said Mr Gasan.
Throughout the next five years Melita will be investing another 60 million Euros to continue upgrading its services.
For more information about melitaWIFI visit www.melita.com/WIFI
Disney channel and Disney Junior channel are now available on the channel line-up of Melita’s TV Everywhere mobile and tablet application. Never miss a show with Melita TV Everywhere – watch your favourite channels and content on your tablet or smartphone.
Let your children’s imagination run wild with Jake and the Neverland pirates or be part of the true magic of Disney in the Mickey Mouse club house. Disney is also a show case for kids’ talent with up and coming young artists like the protagonists of Violetta or Teen Beach Movie.
“The biggest fans of our Melita TV Everywhere service are parents and their kids. Based on their feedback we are enhancing further our kids’ content line-up on the application. Disney is probably the most recognized brand in entertainment for children and we are proud to add Disney Channel and Disney Junior to our TV Everywhere service”, commented Michael Darmanin, Director Marketing at Melita.
Melita TV Everywhere offers more than 30 TV channels including great children entertainment channels Cartoon Network and Boomerang.
More than 20,000 people have already downloaded the Melita TV Everywhere application. The service itself is free on up to two devices at the same time to all Melita customers that are subscribed to Melita’s Television and Fibre Powered Internet services.
Melita TV Everywhere application is available for free download from the Apple App Store and from Google Play.
In the first season of this clever comedy, 16-year-old Tessa is uprooted from her beloved New York City and planted in the suburban “purgatory” of Chatswin. But the suburbs aren’t all bad as Tessa and her dad, George, discover, and with the help of the overly friendly suburbanites, the two find ways to survive their culture shock. Gradually, however, George and Tessa started to become what they swore they would never be: suburbanites. Now, as the third season begins, they find themselves more at odds with bucolic Chatswin than ever before. George struggles to once again navigate life as a single suburban dad after a tumultuous breakup with Dallas, while Tessa, abandoned by her mother at the start of her senior year, no longer has any interest in trying to fit in. She and George recommit to walking amongst the suburban hordes without becoming them. Only Chatswin’s pull is stronger than they anticipated. Meanwhile, the Shays suffer from empty-nest syndrome after Ryan goes off to college — never mind that Lisa is still at home — and Dallas deals with the loss of her relationship with George. But no one suffers from the breakup more than Dalia (according to Dalia), who misses her “Daddy Altman,” and amplifies her feud with Tessa. Welcome back to SUBURGATORY.
For only €60 per month you get unlimited calls to all local numbers and much more
The January sales are here and Melita is offering a free subscription for a month and free installation on the Business Duo Pack for new business customers who join its network by the end of January 2014. At just €29.66 excluding VAT per month Melita’s Business Duo Pack includes superfast Fibre Powered broadband internet with 30 Megabit download speed, unlimited calls to all Melita fixed telephony numbers and a huge bundle of 500 minutes of fixed calls to other local operators.
“The Business Duo Pack was received very well by the smaller, self-employed businesses and we are very encouraged by the very strong take-up of this product. The bundle offers great value with unbeatable products. Businesses need fast and reliable internet service, and Melita’s fibre power broadband offers just that, with speeds starting from an incredible 30 Megabits per second. More importantly the telephony service included in the bundle offers great savings to our customers as it includes hundreds of free minutes of fixed calls to all networks and unlimited free calls to all Melita numbers”, commented Gilbert Formosa, Business Sales manager at Melita.
The 30 Megabit download speed is accompanied by an upgraded upload speed of 3 Megabits per second. Moreover clients can opt to get a free optional Static IP, which is ideal for business customers running an internet-based CCTV. Higher internet speeds of 60 Megabit download speeds are also available on request.
For more information call Melita’s dedicated Business line on 27273535 or click here.
The cases of the BAU an elite group of profilers that analyze the nation’s most dangerous criminal minds in an effort to anticipate their next moves before they strike again.