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Melita partners with Ericsson in preparation for 5G technology

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 by

Melita Mobile customers will soon be enjoying superfast mobile data speeds, with the launch of the most advanced 5G-ready mobile network.

In order to realise its strategy towards 5G, Melita Mobile has partnered with Ericsson to provide the most advanced and best performing mobile network in Malta.

As a result, Melita Mobile will provide a superfast 4.5G mobile network that will also be 5G-ready. This will initially provide mobile internet speeds of up to 200 Mbps, and ensure smooth video usage even in the busiest hours. Customers with 4.5G capable devices will soon be able to make use of this brand new mobile network.

Mario Bacchini, Head of Ericsson Malta, says: “By deploying 5G-ready infrastructure we embark on a new chapter in our long-term partnership with Melita. Our leading solutions will give Melita the flexibility it needs to meet a growing demand for new 5G and IoT use cases, while significantly improving user experience.”

“What this means is that Melita is committed to providing the best possible mobile connectivity, with high speeds, excellent coverage across Malta and Gozo, and great reliability. In addition, we will be as prepared as possible to roll-out next generation 5G as soon as the technology becomes available,” Simon Montanaro, Chief Technology Officer, explained. “Our strategic goal is to stay at the forefront of customer experience and Ericsson is the best suited partner to address these requirements”

Together with the launch of GigaPower – 1Gbps or 1000Mbps fixed internet speeds – for businesses and homes – Melita is at the forefront of building a truly seamless high performing network.

Mireille Muscat, Head of Marketing at Melita added, “With this brand new mobile network and the best fixed internet service in Malta, our customers will enjoy data freedom, whether using their internet at home, whether they’re on one of the 75,000 MelitaWiFi hotspots around Malta and Gozo, and now, also when using 4.5G mobile data, wherever they are. We are excited to start this joint journey towards 5G.”

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