Melita internet thrusts Malta’s digital performance up top
Melita welcomes results announced in the European Digital Agenda scoreboard placing Malta at the top spot out of all 28 EU member states for broadband coverage.
Melita’s continuous multi-million Euro investment in Fibre power internet service has thrusted Malta in the number one position amongst EU countries for coverage of Next Generation Broadband. Melita has facilitated access to speeds of 100 Megabits per second or more wherever and whenever customers need it around Malta and Gozo, without requiring complex installations or changes to wiring.
Malta has also climbed two places in the amount of subscriptions for broadband connections of 30 Megabits or more. This comes as a direct result of Melita’s upgrades to all its domestic customers, back in 2014, to a minimum of 30 Megabit per second connections and business broadband connections starting from 60 Megabits per second.
“The results achieved by Malta and Melita are the result of a clear strategy supported by multi-million Euro investments aimed at delivering the best broadband experience, nationwide to Malta. Our strategy remains based on converged services, where entertainment and communications increasingly depend on fast and high quality broadband internet. Statistics published by the EU encourage us. But we are also delighted to note that Maltese consumers and businesses have voted Melita as the ‘Best Buy Award’ for both fixed and wireless broadband internet”, commented Andrei Torriani, CEO at Melita.
Investments in fixed and wireless broadband for Melita continue relentlessly as the company recently also announced upgrades to its 3G+ mobile network, now delivering speeds of up to 42Mbps on mobile internet. Moreover, melitaWIFI offers speeds of up to 100 Megabits per second and this is being rolled out in more hubs around the country. Neighborhoods have access to even higher home internet speeds reaching up to 250 Megabits per second. These investments form part of Melita’s five-year €70 million rolling investment program.
Melita has also been confirmed as Malta’s fastest broadband internet provider by OOKLA – the international independent operator of the site www.netindex.com. After thousands of tests performed directly by customers from their own computers or devices, results show that Melita customers, on average, experience internet speeds twice as fast as those of other local operators.