Sydney, Feb. 14, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Just released, this edition of Paul Budde Communication’s focus report on Malta outlines the major developments and key aspects in the telecoms markets.
Click here to access the report : https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Malta-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses


Malta’s telecom sector is among the most advanced in Europe, with high mobile and broadband penetration rates and a strategy in place to capitalise on infrastructure to develop e-commerce opportunities.

The sector has also been stimulated by regulatory measures designed to reduce consumer prices and develop a national FttP network. Interest in Maltese telcos continues to attract investors, with Melita having been sold to EQT in late 2019 and (subject to regulatory approval) Vodafone Malta having been sold to Monaco Telecom.

There has also been some encouragement to increase market competition and so reduce prices for end-users. This led to the 2019 Virtual Unbundled Local Access (VULA) agreement between GO and Vodafone Malta by which Vodafone was able to enter the fixed broadband market using GO’s fibre infrastructure.

Melita provides a national gigabit service via its fibre and DOCSIS3.1 networks, while GO is currently investing in an extensive FttP network, which covered about 90,000 premises by late 2019. The company is investing €100 million to develop LTE and fibre through to 2023, while in early 2020 it also began work on a new submarine cable system linking to France and Egypt.

Key developments:

  • Vodafone Group sells its Maltese unit to Monaco Telecom;
  • Melita launches 5G-ready network; completes project to deliver fibre networks to public schools;
  • Melita providing 1Gb/s broadband service nationally;
  • GO commits to €100 million five-year investment in fibre infrastructure, announces plans for submarine cable system linking to Marseille and Egypt;
  • Regulator restarts 800MHz auction process;
  • Government supporting a national FttP network;
  • Report update includes the regulator's market data updates to June 2019, telcos' operating data to Q3 2019, Telecom Maturity Index charts and analyses, recent market developments.

Companies mentioned in this report:

Vodafone Malta, GO, Melita, SIS, Ozone, Redtouch Fone, PING.

Table of Contents

  • Key statistics
  • Regional European Market Comparison
    • Europe Telecom Maturity Index by tier
      • Market Leaders
      • Market Challengers
      • Market Emergents
    • TMI versus GDP
    • Mobile and mobile broadband penetration
    • Fixed versus mobile broadband penetration
  • Country overview
  • Telecommunications market
  • Regulatory environment
    • Historical overview
    • Regulatory authority
    • Fixed-line developments
      • Digital Society initiatives
      • Telecom sector liberalisation
      • Privatisation
      • Interconnect
      • Access
      • Carrier PreSelection (CPS)
      • Number Portability (NP)
    • Mobile network developments
      • Roaming
      • Mobile Termination Rates (MTRs)
      • Mobile Number Portability (MNP)
      • Spectrum regulations and spectrum auctions
      • Spectrum auctions
  • Mobile market
    • Market analysis
    • Mobile statistics
    • Mobile infrastructure
      • 5G
      • 4G (LTE)
      • 3G
    • Other infrastructure developments
      • NB-IoT
    • Mobile data
      • Short Message Service (SMS)
      • Multimedia Messaging Service (MMS)
    • Mobile broadband
    • Major mobile operators
      • Vodafone Malta
      • GO Mobile
      • Melita Mobile
      • MVNOs
  • Fixed-line broadband market
    • Introduction and statistical overview
    • Broadband statistics
    • Fixed-line broadband technologies
      • Hybrid Fibre Coax (HFC) networks
      • Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks
      • Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) networks
    • Other fixed broadband services
      • Satellite
      • Wireless broadband
  • Fixed network operators
    • GO
    • Melita
  • Telecommunications infrastructure
    • Overview of the national telecom network
    • International infrastructure
    • VoIP
    • Wholesale
  • Data centres
  • Appendix – Historic data
  • Related reports


List of Tables

  • Table 1 – Top Level Country Statistics and Telco Authorities - Malta – 2019 (e)
  • Table 2 – Change in the number of fixed numbers ported – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 3 – Growth in roaming voice and data traffic (outbound) – 2014 – 2019
  • Table 4 – Change in the number of mobile number portings – 2006 – 2019
  • Table 5 – Change in blended mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 6 – Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 7 – Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 8 – Growth in mobile voice traffic – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 9 – Change in the proportion of contract and prepaid subscribers, all operators – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 10 – Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 11 – Decline in the volume of SMS messages sent – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 12 – Change in the number of MMS messages sent – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 13 – Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 14 – Growth in mobile data traffic – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 15 – Change in the number of Vodafone Malta’s mobile subscribers – 2005 – 2019
  • Table 16 – Growth in the number of GO Mobile’ mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 17 – Growth in the number of Melita’s mobile subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 18 – MVNO subscribers by operators – 2011 – 2019
  • Table 19 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 20 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 21 – Change in the proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2013 – 2019
  • Table 22 – Development of fixed broadband market share by operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 23 – Development of fixed broadband ARPU – 2012 – 2019
  • Table 24 – Growth in the number of Melita’s cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 25 – Change in the number of DSL subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Table 26 – Increase in the number of GO’s fibre broadband subscribers – 2015 – 2019
  • Table 27 – Increase in the number of fixed wireless subscribers – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 28 – Fixed wireless share of the fixed broadband market – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 29 – Development of fixed-line subscriber market share by operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 30 – Decline in the volume of outgoing fixed-line calls and traffic – 2008 – 2019
  • Table 31 – Development of GO Group’s financial data (€) – 2007 – 2019
  • Table 32 – Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
  • Table 33 – Change in the number of fixed lines by operator – 2012 – 2019
  • Table 34 – Increase in international internet bandwidth – 2009 – 2018
  • Table 35 – Historic - Telecom sector revenue – 2009 – 2016
  • Table 36 – Proportion of contract and prepaid subscribers, all operators – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 37 – Historic - Mobile voice traffic – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 38 – Historic - SMS messages sent – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 39 – Historic - Average cost of SMS messages (€) – 2011 – 2016
  • Table 40 – Historic - MMS messages sent – 2006 – 2009
  • Table 41 – Historic - Mobile termination rates by operator – 2005 – 2010; 2012
  • Table 42 – Historic - Mobile subscribers and penetration rate – 1998 – 2009
  • Table 43 – Historic - Prepaid and contract subscribers, all operators – 2005 – 2009
  • Table 44 – Historic - Mobile broadband subscribers by type – 2012 – 2016
  • Table 45 – Historic - Dialup internet subscribers – 2005 – 2010
  • Table 46 – Historic - Internet users and penetration – 2002 – 2015
  • Table 47 – Broadband subscriptions by platform – 2002 – 2019
  • Table 48 – Historic Broadband subscriptions by platform – 2002 – 2009
  • Table 49 – Historic - Broadband subscribers and penetration – 2000 – 2009
  • Table 50 – Historic - GO financial data (Lm) – 2004 – 2007
  • Table 51 – Historic - Fixed lines in service and penetration rate – 2001 – 2009

List of Charts

  • Chart 1 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Leaders (top tier)
  • Chart 2 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Challengers (middle tier)
  • Chart 3 – Europe Telecoms Maturity Index – Market Emergents (bottom tier)
  • Chart 4 – Overall view - Telecoms Maturity Index vs GDP per Capita
  • Chart 5 – Europe - mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 6 – Scandinavia and Baltics: mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 7 – Northern Europe –mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 8 – Southern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 9 – Eastern Europe mobile subscriber penetration vs mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 11 – Northern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 12 – Southern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 13 – Eastern Europe fixed and mobile broadband penetration
  • Chart 14 – Change in the number of fixed numbers ported – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 15 – Growth in roaming voice and data traffic (outbound) – 2014 – 2019
  • Chart 16 – Change in the number of mobile number portings – 2006 – 2019
  • Chart 17 – Change in blended mobile ARPU – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 18 – Growth in the number of mobile subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 19 – Change in mobile market share of subscribers by operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 20 – Growth in mobile voice traffic – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 21 – Change in the proportion of contract and prepaid subscribers, all operators – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 22 – Change in the number of prepaid and contract subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 23 – Decline in the volume of SMS messages sent – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 24 – Growth in the number of active mobile broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 25 – Change in the number of fixed broadband subscriptions by platform – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 26 – Growth in the number of fixed broadband subscribers and penetration – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 27 – Change in the proportion of broadband connections by data rate – 2013 – 2019
  • Chart 28 – Development of fixed broadband market share by main operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 29 – Development of fixed broadband ARPU – 2011 – 2019
  • Chart 30 – Growth in the number of Melita’s cable broadband subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 31 – Change in the number of DSL subscribers – 2009 – 2019
  • Chart 32 – Increase in the number of GO’s fibre broadband subscribers – 2015 – 2019
  • Chart 33 – Increase in the number of fixed wireless subscribers – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 34 – Development of fixed-line subscriber market share by operator – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 35 – Decline in the volume of outgoing fixed-line calls and traffic – 2008 – 2019
  • Chart 36 – Development of GO Group’s financial data (€) – 2007 – 2019
  • Chart 37 – Growth in the number of fixed lines in service and penetration rate – 2009 – 2024
  • Chart 38 – Change in the number of fixed lines by major operator – 2012 – 2019

List of Exhibits

  • Exhibit 1 – Generalised Market Characteristics by Market Segment
  • Exhibit 2 – Mobile operators and spectrum allocation range
  • Exhibit 3 – 800MHz spectrum assignments – April 2018
  • Exhibit 4 – 3G licence allocations – 2005; 2007

 

Click here to access the report : https://www.budde.com.au/Research/Malta-Telecoms-Mobile-and-Broadband-Statistics-and-Analyses

 

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