Malta is set to further enhance its position as a European leader in internet speeds with a €50 million investment aimed at delivering speeds of up to 10 gigabits per second over the next seven years.

Currently, Malta is the only EU nation that offers country-wide internet speeds of up to 1Gbps, as per the European Commission’s Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI). This advancement is not just about speed; it’s about future-proofing the nation’s digital infrastructure for emerging technologies like AI.

The initiative also emphasizes sustainability, with a commitment to minimize environmental impact. Economy Minister Silvio Schembri highlighted the significance of high-speed internet for various local industries, including telemedicine, and described technologies like 5G as “game changers” for the nation.