Melita


EQT to buy Melita from Apax and Fortina

Private equity outfit EQT is to buy Maltese cable operator Melita from Apax Partners and Fortina Capital. EQT’s infrastructure unit said it would support Melita’s growth by further upgrading its fixed and mobile networks and opening an additional data centre location on Malta. It will also support Melita’s internationalisation strategy including its recent expansion in […]

Melita launches 1Gbps internet in Italy with Plume

Maltese cable operator Melita’s new Italian subsidiary has launched Diamond Fibra.  This internet-only product includes 1Gbps broadband delivered through Italy’s Open Fiber FTTH network and enabled by consumer-facing technology company Plume’s smart home services bundle, featuring its Adaptive WiFi, HomePass and AI Security products, for €39 per month. Diamond Fibra will initially be available to consumers in […]

Melita launches nationwide 1Gbps broadband

Maltese cable operator Melita has launched a 1Gbps internet service that is available across its entire footprint. The move, which has enabled Melita to claim that Malta is the first country in Europe where 1Gbps broadband is available nationwide, follows upgrades to the operator’s HFC infrastructure that have also reduced latency on the network, according […]

Melita unveils Italian expansion plan

Maltese cable operator Melita’s CEO Harald Rösch has unveiled details of the company’s plans to expand its operations to Italy over the Open Fiber network infrastructure. Speaking to The Sunday Times of Malta, Rösch said that Italy presented a great opportunity for the company to grow, given not only its geographic proximity but the slow […]

Malta’s Melita hires former Telecom Italia chief to launch service in Italy

Maltese cable operator Melita is to provide broadband services in Italy over the Open Fiber wholesale network and has hired former Telecom Talia CEO Riccardo Ruggiero to head up its efforts in the country. Melita Italia will kick off its high-speed broadband offering in April, using the Open Fiber network to provide services in Catania, […]

Melita taps Plume for enhanced WiFi service

Maltese cable operator Melita has teamed up with technology outfit Plume to launch Stellar WiFi, powered by Plume, a new service bundle that provides two Plume SuperPods, devices that fit fit into electrical wall outlets to spread the internet from the modem to all areas of the home, at optimal performance, according to the company. […]

Melita and Go joint sports offering debuts in Malta

Maltese cable operator Melita and telecom operator Go’s joint sports offering has now gone live. Total Sports Network (TSN) was launched at an event at Casino Maltese in Valetta on Friday, the service provides eight channels that are available via the networks of both operators. The joint service, which was developed after a memorandum of […]

Maltese operators team up for joint sports offering

Maltese cable operator Melita and telecom rival GO have teamed up to offer a unified sports offering, ending an ongoing competition to secure rights to top-tier football. Starting from August, the pair will launch Total Sports Network (TSN), which will be available on both their platforms. TSN will offer a mix of premium sports content […]

Androme.tv launches platform

Technology outfit Androme has launched what it describes as an all-in-one TV platform. According to the company, Androme.tv is already being deployed by Portuguese cable operator Nowo and Maltese cable operator Melita for their recently-launched advanced TV offerings, according to the company. Androme, which has developed services for Telenet and Liberty Global previously, is pitching […]

Vodafone and Melita call off merger

Vodafone and Maltese cable operator Melita’s shareholders have called off their plans for a merger of Vodafone Malta with Melita after concluding they would not be able to satisfy the local regulator’s requirements. Vodafone, Apax Partners Midmarket and Fortino Captial said that they had “cooperated extensively” with competition watchdog the MCAA to obtain approval for […]