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Malta to Permit LTE Services by Existing 2.1Ghz Spectrum Holders

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Malta's telecoms regulator has announced plans to review the existing 3G licenses operating in the 2.1Ghz bands to permit them to be used for LTE services as well.

It said that the move was due to a European Union regulation from 2012 that calls for harmonization of radio spectrum bands.

The MCA said that it now intends to amend the technical annex of the relevant licences so that licensees will be in a position to deploy new technologies, such as LTE, in this band.

These amendments should not be interpreted as providing for an extension of the rights of use granted by the existing licenses.

Any comments on the changes have to be sent to the regulator by the 24th June 2014.

Following this process the Authority will proceed with issuing the amended licences.

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