5G: 5th generation mobile communication.

On this page we show readings taken from key locations in Malta, which clearly show emissions across Malta, including those from our Ericsson 5G network


The readings show that emission levels in Malta are a fraction of the international guideline levels, which themselves have an extremely high margin of safety, with the guidelines for the general public having a safety factor of 50.

5G Network

Telcommunications Frequencies in Malta

Telcommunications Frequences in Malta Telcommunications Frequences in Malta

*WiMax technology previously in use in Malta.

5G use cases

5G means faster connections, greater capacity and very low latency. This enables instantaneous connectivity to thousands of new generation devices, and the opportunity to have a truly connected world. From better health care and education to safer environments and augmented realities. All this is possible with 5G.

Frequently asked questions

What is 5G?

5G is the next, or fifth, generation mobile network, coming after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. It not only offers much faster data download and upload speeds – it also increases network quality and capacity to such an extent that millions of devices will be able to connect to the internet smoothly.

What is the big deal about 5G?

2G revolutionised communication – at the time – by giving us the opportunity to send text messages (SMS) as well as make phone calls from our mobile devices. 3G took things a step further by allowing us to go online while 4G and 4.5G have continued to take the mobile internet to new heights. 5G gives even faster speeds, increased quality and capacity to such an extent that millions of devices are able to connect to the internet smoothly. This will enable a number of exciting advances in areas such as self-driving vehicles, remote healthcare and other uses with social, environmental and economic benefits.

My WiFi at home is on 5G already, what's the difference?

Wifi is a technology that operates on 2 frequency bands – 2.4GHz and 5GHz. The term 5G when used in the context of Wifi refers the 5GHz Wifi band.

5G, in the mobile technology context, refers to the generation of the mobile technology.

What technology is Melita using for 5G?

Melita’s 5G network is supplied by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational network and telecommunications company.  As of late 2020, Ericsson had already deployed more than 60 5G networks in more than 30 countries around the world.

How are these measurements taken?

We measure emissions at the test locations using an industry standard field strength analyser and procedure. We measure over a period of 6 minutes and take the maximum of the average readings in that period. The readings are then shown a percentage of the ICNIRP general public.

This is the same methodology used by regulators both locally and in other countries including OFCOM, the UK Government regulator.

Why are you measuring emissions?

All wireless communications, such as TV, WiFi and all mobile networks, transmit at frequencies on the radio spectrum.

For 5G we are using frequencies which have been used for a long time, meaning there is a large body of scientific research into the effects of transmitting at these frequencies, and their suitability for telecommunications use.

The measurements we are getting are a very small percentage of the recommended guidelines for the general public issued by ICNIRP, these guidelines are designed to protect our health.

The measurements on this page show that radio emissions in Malta are far below the global guideline levels set by ICNIRP, – a non-governmental organisation formally recognised by WHO.

What is 5G?

5G is the next, or fifth, generation mobile internet connection coming after 1G, 2G, 3G and 4G. It offers much faster connection to the internet.


Melita’s 5G network is supplied by Ericsson, a Swedish multinational network and telecommunications company. Ericsson have 5G networks in more than 30 countries around the world.