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Telecommunications in Malta

This article is an overview of telecommunications in Malta.


  • Telephone 1
  • Radio 2
  • Television 3
  • Internet 4
  • References 5


Telephones - main lines in use: 187,000 (1997)

Telephones - mobile cellular: 17,691 (1997), 141,006 (March 2001), 303,980, i.e. 75.8 per 100 population (2004)

Telephone system: automatic system satisfies normal requirements
domestic: submarine cables and microwave radio relay between islands
international: 2 submarine cables; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Atlantic Ocean)


Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 18, shortwave 6 (1999)

Radios: 255,000 (1997)

Amateur radio operators:
Approx. 500

Amateur radio repeaters:
1 HF ALE EchoLink Gateway (9H1BBS-L) DTMF Access 145300 CTCSS 77 Hz (Owned by G0DEO/9H1IA)
1 VHF/UHF 9H1IA-L Frequency Agile CrossBand Link CTCSS 151.4 Hz (Owned by G0DEO/9H1IA)
1 VHF (9H1BBS 145.750 MHz CTCSS 77 Hz (Owned by G0DEO/9H1IA)
1 UHF (9H1BBS 433.175 MHz CTCSS 77 Hz (Owned by G0DEO/9H1IA)
2 Microwave Amateur Television ( ATV ) Repeaters ( 9H1ATV built by 9H1LO and run by MARL and 9H1LO/r built and run by 9H1LO )

Amateur radio beacons:
1 HF 6 Meater Beacon 9H1SIX 50.023 MHz JM75fv (Run by MARL Club)
1 HF 10 Meter Band CW Beacon 9H1LO/B on 28.223 MHz
1 HF 30 Meter Band QRSS Beacon 9H1LO/B on 10.140.90 MHz
1 HF 17 Meter Band PSK31 Beacon 9H1LO/B on 18.110.15 MHz
1 VHF 2 Meter Band Beacon 9H1LO/B on 144.500 MHz (currently summer months only)


Television broadcast stations: 6 (2000)

Televisions: 280,000 (1997)


Internet Service Providers (ISPs): 17 (2005)

Broadband Wireless Internet Service Provider Licenses: 3 (2005)

Internet users: 59,000 (2002), 85,672, i.e. 21.3/100 inhabitants (2004)

Country code (Top level domain): MT


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