Melita’s upgraded HFC network enables 1 Gbps speed

Melita employees who are part of the team that helped the 1Gbps network speed come to life. (source: Melita media)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 8 May, 2019 at 6:16 pm by Christian Keszthelyi

Melita’s latest upgrade to its hybrid fibre coaxial (HFC) network enables the Malta-based service provider to offer 1 gigabit (1,000 megabits) per second fixed internet across the island nation, according to a press statement by the company. At the same time, the upgrade will reduce the latency on the network, which Melita says further improves quality and reliability.

“This is a historic milestone for Melita and for Malta. After being the first to roll out a 5G-ready mobile network last December, we have now achieved another first, delivering gigabit internet nationwide,” said Harald Roesch, CEO of Melita Ltd.

“Our ongoing investments in infrastructure continue to ensure Malta retains its position as one of the best-connected countries in the world, while also future-proofing our network for the coming Internet of Things (IoT) era,” he added.

Melita says that its latest upgrade comes as an answer to increased demand for data from homes and businesses, which is boosted by more devices being connected to the internet.

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