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About Us

At Melita we help people stay connected with the most technologically advanced telecommunication services around, whether it’s gigabit internet, our 4.5G mobile network, which is so forward-looking that it’s 5G ready, or our seamless WiFi mesh network. We take pride in connecting you to everything and everyone through high speed Internet, High-Definition Digital Television, Fixed Telephony and 4.5G Mobile.

 

We provide smart solutions for business, combining the most powerful internet network in Europe with the most advanced mobile network to enable IoT capabilities.  Our purpose-built Data Centre provides high security, cloud services and connectivity whilst our dedicated support teams and our fully redundant international links keep your business running.

 

We started back in 1992, and today we set the standard for digital technologies in Malta and provide services to more than 75% of Maltese households.

Executive Management

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Harald Rösch – Chief Executive Officer

Harald Rösch joined Melita in April 2016. Previously he was CEO of Blizoo (largest cable operator in Bulgaria), CEO of Kabel Baden-Württemberg (3rd cable operator in Germany), CEO of HanseNet (number 4 broadband operator in Germany) and head of the Internet division of Telecom Italia. He also worked for 6 years at McKinsey&Co and held several Board positions including Sky Deutschland, United Digital Group, Internetstores and Seat Pagine Gialle. Harald holds an MBA from INSEAD.

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Danny Rosso – Chief Financial Officer

Danny Rosso joined Melita in 2013 having also served Melita as CFO (1992 -1994) and Managing Director (2000-2003) in the past. In addition to multiple non-executive board member roles throughout his career, Danny’s experience also includes roles as CFO of the Gasan Group, and as Group Chief Accountant of the Bank of Valletta (BOV), one of Malta’s leading financial institutions. Danny is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a qualified accountant.

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Simon Montanaro – Chief Technology Officer

Simon Montanaro joined Melita at its inception in 1991 and was promoted to the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in 2009. In his role, Simon leads the day to day management of Melita’s physical network, technical support and ICT platforms, as well as leading the strategic development and deployment of Melita’s fast evolving technology capabilities and service portfolio. Simon holds a Diploma in Management from Henley Management College and is a Member of the Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE).

Shareholders

Apax Partners (France)

Website: www.apax.fr

Apax Partners is a leading private equity firm in European countries. With more than 40 years of experience, Apax Partners provides long-term equity financing to build and strengthen world-class companies. Funds managed and advised by Apax Partners exceed €2.4 billion. These funds invest in fast-growing middle-market companies across four sectors of specialisation. Current portfolio companies include:

TMT: Altran, Cabovisão and ONI, Gfi Informatique, Melita, and Vocalcom

Retail & Consumer: ALAIN AFFLELOU, Europe Snacks, Groupe Royer and THOM Europe (Histoire d’Or, Marc Orian and TrésOr)

Healthcare: Amplitude Surgical, Capio and Unilabs

Business & Financial Services: Groupe INSEEC, SK FireSafety and TEXA

Fortino Capital (Belgium)

Website: www.fortino.be

Fortino Capital is a Brussels-based investment company, co-founded by Duco Sickinghe, Renaat Berckmoes and Baudouin Jolly, which focuses on private equity and venture capital. Combining strong management backgrounds, extensive global networks and leading success in innovation, Fortino Capital supports the management of its portfolio companies from a strategic, operational and commercial perspective.

Our History

1992

  • Melita launches Melita Cable TV services

2000

  • Melita launches Internet Services under the brand Onvol

2005

  • Melita Cable introduces digital Cable TV

2006

  • Melita Introduces Fixed Telephony services under the brand Hello

2007

  • Melita is purchased from UPC and Gasan group by a consortium of Venture Capital companies focused on Telecommunications, Media and Technology sectors

2008

  • Melita and all services are rebranded under a unified Melita brand
  • Launch of Melita More Channel

2009

  • Launch of Melita Mobile 3G network
  • Undersea Cable with Mainland Europe and starts offering internet with speeds of up to 50Mbps

2010

  • Melita launches HDTV and PVR services

2011

  • Launch of Fibre Power broadband internet with speeds of up to 100Mbps
  • Launch of Video OnDemand HD

2012

  • Melita connects its internet customers directly to tier 1 operator LEVEL 3 in Milan
  • Launch of Melita Business with targeted business products/services

2013

  • Launch of TV Everywhere services
  • Launch of MelitaWiFi, free internet to all Melita Mobile and Fibre Power customers
  • Launch of 250 Mbps broadband internet in selected localities across Malta
  • Purpose built facility, Melita Data Centre, opens.

2014

  • MelitaWiFi in key outdoor zones enables free WiFi access to outdoor hotspots in Malta & Gozo
  • Connection to Tier 1 Telia Sonera connectivity partner
  • Minimum broadband internet is now 30 Mbps for all Melita internet customers
  • New billing system AMDOCS is introduced, giving customers better overview on their services and spend

2016

  • Launch of Customer Service Promises

2017

  • Launch of Melita Flexi Bundle – minimum speed of 100Mbps
  • Melita rebrands
  • Launch of NexTV box and interactive services
  • Launch of GigaPower, gigabit internet
  • Implementation of fully redundant, high capacity ring circuit connecting Malta to mainland Europe

2018

  • Launch of the most advanced 4.5G mobile network
  • Melita Data Centre awarded ISO 27001 certification
  • Melita and Go launch TSN – Total Sports Network – 8 HD channels of premium sports
  • Narrow band IoT fully enabled
  • Melita produces first TV series, Aenigma
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