It is a commonly known fact that Malta is the smallest country in the European Union, both in terms of land area as well population size. Indeed, our entire country’s population can fit into London 18 times over, and yet, there are still many instances where Malta outshines even the biggest countries on a national level.
Such instances include niches such as creative thinking, opera singing, and sports like judo, rugby, competitive shooting and snooker. Certain sectors have also started to shine through as Malta’s forte – these would include banking and finance, tourism, iGaming and of course, telecoms!
25 years of experience
Here at Melita, we’re at the top of our game. In fact, we boast the most powerful network in Europe. That’s a huge claim. And it’s one that we can back-up from over 25 years’ experience within the local telecom industry. Over time, we have invested in cutting edge technology, a knowledgeable workforce and a very comprehensive infrastructure that covers all of Malta and Gozo. Melita’s customers know that we constantly invest and re-invest into our infrastructure, guaranteeing that be it internet, mobile, TV or telephone – they are always being served by Malta’s premiere service provider!
Size doesn’t matter
It is a commonly known fact that Malta is the smallest country in the European Union, both in terms of land area as well population size. Indeed, our entire country’s population can fit into London 18 times over, and yet, there are still many instances where Malta outshines even
Instead of seeing Malta’s small size as a limitation, we invested and turned this fact into an advantage for us and for our customers. As it currently stands, our out-of-the-box approach has enabled us to become the only telecom provider in Europe that can offer nationwide 1,000 Mbps or Gigabit internet access, the latest 5G ready mobile network and WiFi hotspots available throughout the entire country.
With 75,000 hotspots across the Maltese Islands, MelitaWiFi is the nation’s largest WiFi network. The service is free for our mobile and internet customers, who can use up to 20 GB a month, whilst Big Blue mobile customers can use up to 50 GB! What’s more, because the hotspots are scattered all across the Maltese islands, our customers’ experience is seamless. They need only to sign in to a MelitaWiFi hotspot once, and then their device will automatically connect to a hotspot whenever it is in range. Customers can then make use of high speed WiFi even when out and about. Now that is convenient.
Internet usage has also significantly changed in the last few years. Gone are the days of dialing up and waiting 15 mins for a picture of a cat to download! Video calls, live streaming, online gaming and lightning fast downloads were things that we could only dream of until a few years ago. At Melita we’ve invested heavily to create an internet service that would cater to these changing needs, and be ready for however we may use internet in the coming years by introducing GigaPower internet – the internet of the future, today.
We decided to call it GigaPower internet because that’s exactly what it is – a Gigabit, otherwise known as 1,000 Mbps – that’s a whopping million bits of data – bolting in to your home every single second. Just to put that into context, it’s around 40 times more data each and every second than a conventional home internet connection at 25 Mbps. Fancy watching something a little bit different? With GigaPower – you can fully download an entire HD film in around 30 seconds. Quite literally mind-boggling speeds.
What this translates to in terms of real-world applicability is that more devices can be connected to your home internet without repercussions. Think along the lines of having your PC, laptop, tablet, gaming console, smart TV, mobile phone, home automation system, security system and smart appliances all connected without drop-outs, buffering or slow downs of any kind. What’s more, your entire home can benefit from having the strongest possible WiFi signal coverage at all times if you opt for our StellarWiFi Technology!
This was all enabled by our continuous investment in the technology of tomorrow, another example of which is the Melita 5G ready mobile network. This was in fact, the first of its kind to be launched within the Maltese Islands in 2018. After having partnered with Swedish telecoms giant, Ericsson, our forward-looking vision rolled out the most advanced mobile network in Malta. In actual fact, this made Melita the first operator in Europe to complete a nationwide 5G-ready network, meaning that our customers are using the newest and most advanced mobile network in Europe! Users with 4.5G enabled devices are already feeling the difference in quality at no extra cost. Once 5G is switched on, our customers will benefit from vastly increased speeds and a totally different mobile data experience.
Malta has always been at the forefront of digital and communications technology, and today we’re ensuring that our small nation continues to push boundaries and punch well above our weight in this industry.
Whatever your telecoms needs are, from telephony to internet, TV and mobile, and whatever the application, from small personal use to the biggest and most complex corporate communications and data system, rest assured that you are partnering up with Europe’s most advanced network when you choose Melita.