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Today’s Newspaper Cuttings


18 December 2013

Today’s news in the papers independent.com.mt Melita’s networking event – Melita Direct GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta - GO Direct

timesofmalta.com Vodafone promotes 4G for iPhone owners – Vodafone Direct Successful opening of Melita’s new data centre – Melita Direct 25 per cent savings for GO business customers – GO Direct

Gozonews.com GO introduces “Mobile Share” for mobile internet bundles across 2 devices – GO Direct

josannecassar.com Vodafone employees joined the biggest ever President’s Charity Fun Run – Vodafone CSR Direct With Vodafone your iPhone works better and faster – Vodafone Direct GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta - Go Direct 25 per cent savings for GO business customers – Go Direct 10 GO Sport Subscribers at Champions League match – GO Direct

maltatoday.com.mt GO launches Business Duo Pack – GO Direct GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta – GO Direct

Maltarightnow.com GO tintroduci Mobile Share f’Malta – GO Direct


Vodafone in the news


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VODAFONE CSR DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 11 DECEMBER 2013

Vodafone employees joined the biggest ever President’s Charity Fun Run A group from Vodafone Malta joined this year’s record number of participants in supporting the fifth edition of the President’s Charity Fun Run in aid of The Malta Community Chest Fund’s L-Istrina. Employees. together with their families and friends ran or walked the seven grueling kilometres during the largest national philanthropic run from the San Anton Palace in Attard to St George’s Square in Valletta.

“Apart from instilling a healthy lifestyle among our employees, the Fun Run served in giving out contributions towards such a worthy cause and to help the less fortunate during the festive season,” said Roberta Pace, Administrator at Vodadone Malta Foundation.


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VODAFONE DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 15 DECEMBER 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 00:01

Vodafone promotes 4G for iPhone owners As the sole authorised reseller of iPhone in Malta, Vodafone has stepped in to make the experience better with the introduction of 4G and a gradual roll-out to cover Malta and Gozo. Vodafone customers who own any of the LTE-supported models of the iPhone can subscribe to a 4G plan by updating their iPhone settings, then either calling 247 from a Vodafone line or 9999 9247 from any other line, reach Vodafone online on www.vodafone.com.mt/4g or visit one of Vodafone’s stores. 4G is available for free to Red Premium customers. Customers subscribed to Red and Red Basic can enjoy 4G at a monthly charge of €5 and €10 respectively.


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VODAFONE DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 17 DECEMBER 2013

With Vodafone your iPhone works better and faster As the sole authorised re-seller of iPhone in Malta, Vodafone has proudly brought the 3GS, 4, 4S and the latest 5, 5S and 5C to Malta. iPhone owners are particularly attached to their iPhones and with good reason. The iPhone 5 has only made their iPhone experience that much better. “2013 has truly been an eventful year for the Vodafone team!” said Sandro Pisani, Head of Marketing at Vodafone Malta. “Change and innovation have been a constant. When this is coupled with a direct difference in Vodafone customers’ lives the satisfaction is that much greater. It’s time for yet another change which ensures that our customers get the best out of the latest in smartphones.” Vodafone has stepped in to make the iPhone experience better. With the introduction of 4G and a gradual roll out to cover the stretch of Malta and Gozo, the iPhone 5 range will truly be working to its optimum. One can own a sports car and drive it around Malta and Gozo’s streets but it’s only on a long stretch of highway or better still a race track will its potential and speed be unleashed. Vodafone customers that own any of the LTE supported models of the iPhone will now be able to connect to Vodafone’s fastest 4G network on the Island. Vodafone’s RED plans do exactly this, by unleashing the full potential of the iPhone 5, iPhone 5S or iPhone 5C. If you are part of this iPhone generation simply update your iPhone settings and dial 247 from a Vodafone line or 9999 9247 from any other line, reach Vodafone online on www.vodafone.com.mt/4g or visit one of Vodafone’s stores to subscribe to a 4G plan. 4G is available for Free to RED Premium customers. Customers subscribed to RED and RED Basic can enjoy 4G at a monthly charge of €5 and €10 respectively. Vodafone takes your iPhone 5 performance to a new level. Vodafone’s 4G network is designed to provide its customers with the fastest and easiest access to the internet, via their iPhone.


Other stories in the news


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 11 DECEMBER 2013

10 GO Sports Subscribers at Champions League match Ten GO Sports subscribers (pictured above) recently watched Arsenal all but secure their qualification to the last 16 of the Champions League as they secured a 2 – 0 win result against Marseille at the Emirates Stadium in London. Alfred Delia, Anthony Sciberras, Joseph Camilleri, Renato Briffa, Adrian Theuma, Mark Mifsud Bonnici, Brian Joseph Borg, Noel Julian Galea, Giorgio Delia and Leslie Agius had the opportunity to enjoy the match live at one of Europe’s most modern stadiums after winning an SMS competition which was exclusive to GO Sports subscribers. To participate, customers had to answer a question on this year’s Champions League competition. Laurie Pace, Brand Marketing Co-ordinator at GO, said, “GO is the home of premium sports broadcasting, particularly football, with exclusive rights to the Champions League, the Premier League and Serie A. Our very significant investment in sports broadcasting not only means that GO can provide a great viewing experience for our customers, including two HD sports channels. It also means that we can offer our customers regular opportunities to be part of some of the most exciting sports events taking place across Europe.”


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GO DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 11 DECEMBER 2013

Business Wednesday 11 December 2013 - 11:48

GO launches Business Duo Pack GO has launched Business Duo Pack – Phone & Internet which gives businesses 25 per cent savings on their telephone and internet expenditure.

Business Duo Pack consists of Business Talk 500 and business internet with 20Mbps download speed, at the monthly rate of â‚Ź33.90. Business Talk 500 gives businesses 500 minutes monthly of free calls to all GO fixed lines, and a rate of just 3 cents per minute on all other calls to fixed lines. Competitive rates on mobile and international calls from fixed lines are also available. With 20Mbps internet, business customers benefit from limitless internet downloads, limitless uploads and 1Mbps upload speed. In addition customers get a free installation, free use of modem and a free static IP address. The pack also includes 20 email boxes, anti-virus and anti-spam protection. Customer support, offered on a 24 x 7 basis, is also included.

Mark Farrugia, Product Manager at GO, said, "This Christmas, GO has launched a range of offers for all of its customers, including small and medium sized enterprises. Through the new Business Duo Pack bundle, our business customers can enjoy unrivalled telephony and internet services while saving 25 per cent on their monthly bill."

Further details on the GO Business Duo Pack are available from all GO retail outlets, by calling Freephone 80072121, visiting www.go.com.mt or send an email to sales@gobusiness.com.


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 12 DECEMBER 2013

25 per cent savings for GO business customers GO has launched Business Duo Pack – Phone & Internet which gives businesses 25 per cent savings on their telephone and internet expenditure.

Business Duo Pack consists of Business Talk 500 and business internet with 20Mbps download speed, at the monthly rate of €33.90. Business Talk 500 gives businesses 500 minutes monthly of free calls to all GO fixed lines, and a rate of just 3 cents per minute on all other calls to fixed lines. Competitive rates on mobile and international calls from fixed lines are also available. With 20Mbps internet, business customers benefit from limitless internet downloads, limitless uploads and 1Mbps upload speed. In addition customers get a free installation, free use of modem and a free static IP address. The pack also includes 20 email boxes, anti-virus and anti-spam protection. Customer support, offered on a 24 x 7 basis, is also included. Mark Farrugia, Product Manager at GO, said, “This Christmas, GO has launched a range of offers for all of its customers, including small and medium sized enterprises. Through the new Business Duo Pack bundle, our business customers can enjoy unrivalled telephony and internet services while saving 25 per cent on their monthly bill.” Further details on the GO Business Duo Pack are available from all GO retail outlets, by calling Freephone 80072121, visiting www.go.com.mt or send an email to sales@gobusiness.com.


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GO DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 15 DECEMBER 2013

Sunday, December 15, 2013, 00:01

25 per cent savings for Go business customers Go has launched Business Duo Pack, which gives businesses 25 per cent savings on their telephone and internet expenditure. Business Duo Pack consists of Business Talk 500 and business internet with 20Mbps download speed, at the monthly rate of â‚Ź33.90. Business Talk 500 gives businesses 500 minutes monthly of free calls to all Go fixed lines and a rate of three cents per minute on all other calls to fixed lines. Competitive rates on mobile and international calls from fixed lines are also available. With 20Mbps internet, business customers get limitless internet downloads, limitless uploads and 1Mbps upload speed. Customers also get free installation, free use of modem and a free static IP address. The pack also includes 20 e-mail boxes, anti-virus and anti-spam protection. Further information is avail-able by calling 80072121 or e-mailing sales@gobusiness.com .


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GO DIRECT MALTATODAY.COM.MT 15 DECEMBER 2013

Technology Sunday 15 December 2013 - 13:50

GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta GO is the first provider in Malta to introduce the innovative concept of sharing a mobile internet bundle across two devices.

Romina Zammit, Manager - Mobile Residential Segment at GO, said, "With Mobile Share, two users can share one mobile internet bundle and use mobile internet at the same time from different locations. This service is ideal for parents who would like to make the most of their monthly mobile subscription by sharing their mobile internet bundle part of their Limitless Pay Monthly Plan with their children. Mobile Share is yet another first in the local market and is only available from GO."

Mobile Share is currently offered at the introductory price of €2 monthly with Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99. Additional bundles are available at reduced rates for Mobile Share customers only. Customers can add 5GB for €7 monthly or 12GB for €12 monthly. There is a minimum sign up period of three months.

For further details on Mobile Share, GO customers can call Customer Care on 146 from their GO phone, 7922 2146 from any other phone or visit www.go.com.mt. Information is also available from all GO retail outlets or exclusive resellers in Malta and Gozo or by calling Freephone 80072121.


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GO DIRECT GOZONEWS.COM 16 DECEMBER 2013

GO introduces ‘Mobile Share’ for mobile internet bundles across 2 devices Posted By Gozo News On December 16, 2013 @ 7:04 pm In Malta News | No Comments

GO has announced the introduction of the innovative concept of sharing a mobile internet bundle across two devices. “Mobile Share gives all new and existing Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99 Pay Monthly customers the flexibility to share their mobile internet bundle on their smartphone with another mobile internet device such as a tablet,” the company said. Romina Zammit, Manager – Mobile Residential Segment at GO, said, “With Mobile Share, two users can share one mobile internet bundle and use mobile internet at the same time from different locations. This service is ideal for parents who would like to make the most of their monthly mobile subscription by sharing their mobile internet bundle part of their Limitless Pay Monthly Plan with their children. Mobile Share is yet another first in the local market and is only available from GO.” GO said that “Mobile Share is currently offered at the introductory price of €2 monthly with Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99. Additional bundles are available at reduced rates for Mobile Share customers only. Customers can add 5GB for €7 monthly or 12GB for €12 monthly. There is a minimum sign up period of three months.” For further details on Mobile Share, GO customers can call Customer Care on 146 from their GO phone, 7922 2146 from any other phone or visit www.go.com.mt [1]. Information is also available from all GO retail outlets or exclusive resellers in Malta and Gozo or by calling Freephone 80072121


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GO DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 16 DECEMBER 2013

GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta

Monday, 16 December 2013, 15:56

GO is the first provider in Malta to introduce the innovative concept of sharing a mobile internet bundle across two devices. Mobile Share gives all new and existing Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99 Pay Monthly customers the flexibility to share their mobile internet bundle on their smartphone with another mobile internet device such as a tablet. Romina Zammit, Manager – Mobile Residential Segment at GO, said, “With Mobile Share, two users can share one mobile internet bundle and use mobile internet at the same time from different locations. This service is ideal for parents who would like to make the most of their monthly mobile subscription by sharing their mobile internet bundle part of their Limitless Pay Monthly Plan with their children. Mobile Share is yet another first in the local market and is only available from GO.” Mobile Share is currently offered at the introductory price of €2 monthly with Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99. Additional bundles are available at reduced rates for Mobile Share customers only. Customers can add 5GB for €7 monthly or 12GB for €12 monthly. There is a minimum sign up period of three months. For further details on Mobile Share, GO customers can call Customer Care on 146 from their GO phone, 7922 2146 from any other phone or visit www.go.com.mt. Information is also available from all GO retail outlets or exclusive resellers in Malta and Gozo or by calling Freephone 80072121.


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GO DIRECT MALTARIGHTNOW.COM 16 DECEMBER 2013

GO tintroduċi Mobile Share f'Malta

16 ta' Diċembru, 2013 11:23 CET GO hi l-ewwel fornitur f’Malta li qed jintroduċi l-kunċett innovattiv ta’ 'sharing' tal-mobile internet bundle fuq żewġ devices. Il-Mobile Share jagħti lill-klijenti ġodda jew kurrenti ta’ Limitless35, Limitless60 u Limitless99 Pay Monthly il-flessibbiltà li jaqsmu l-mowbajl internet bundle fuq lismartphone tagħhom ma’ device ieħor li jieħu l-internet, bħal per eżempju tablet. Romina Zammit, Manager – Mobile Residential Segment ma’ GO, qalet, “Permezz ta’ Mobile Share, żewġ utenti jistgħu jużaw mobile internet bundle wieħed fl-istess ħin u minn żewġ postijiet differenti. Dan is-servizz hu ideali għal dawk il-ġenituri li jixtiequ jinkludu lit-tfal tagħhom mal-abbonament ta’ kull xahar tal-mowbajl tagħhom billi jaqsmu l-mobile internet bundle li jagħmel parti mil-Limitless Pay Monthly Plan tagħhom. Il-kunċett ta’ Mobile Share hu l-ewwel wieħed tax-xorta tiegħu fis-suq lokali u jinsab biss mingħand GO.” Mobile Share bħalissa qed ikun offrut bi prezz introduttorju ta’ €2 fix-xahar ma’ Limitless35, Limitless60 u Limitless99. Bundles addizzjonali huma disponibbli b’rati mraħħsa għall-klijenti ta’ Mobile Share biss. Il-klijenti jistgħu jżidu 5GB għal €7 fix-xahar jew 12GB għal €12 fix-xahar. L-inqas perjodu ta’ abbonament hu ta’ tlett xhur. Għal aktar tagħrif dwar Mobile Share, il-klijenti ta’ GO jistgħu jċemplu lill-Customer Care fuq 146 mittelefon tagħhom, 7922 2146 minn kwalunkwe telefon ieħor jew permezz tas-sit www.go.com.mt. Aktar tagħrif jista’ jinkiseb ukoll mill-ħwienet ta’ GO u r-resellers esklussivi f’Malta u Għawdex, jew billi wieħed iċempel fuq il-Freephone 80072121.


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GO DIRECT JOSANNECASSAR.COM 17 DECEMBER 2013

GO introduces Mobile Share to Malta GO is the first provider in Malta to introduce the innovative concept of sharing a mobile internet bundle across two devices. Mobile Share gives all new and existing Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99 Pay Monthly customers the flexibility to share their mobile internet bundle on their smartphone with another mobile internet device such as a tablet. Romina Zammit, Manager – Mobile Residential Segment at GO, said, “With Mobile Share, two users can share one mobile internet bundle and use mobile internet at the same time from different locations. This service is ideal for parents who would like to make the most of their monthly mobile subscription by sharing their mobile internet bundle part of their Limitless Pay Monthly Plan with their children. Mobile Share is yet another first in the local market and is only available from GO.” Mobile Share is currently offered at the introductory price of €2 monthly with Limitless35, Limitless60 and Limitless99. Additional bundles are available at reduced rates for Mobile Share customers only. Customers can add 5GB for €7 monthly or 12GB for €12 monthly. There is a minimum sign up period of three months. For further details on Mobile Share, GO customers can call Customer Care on 146 from their GO phone, 7922 2146 from any other phone or visit www.go.com.mt. Information is also available from all GO retail outlets or exclusive resellers in Malta and Gozo or by calling Freephone 80072121.


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MELITA DIRECT INDEPENDENT.COM.MT 12 DECEMBER 2013

Melita's networking event

of Key Kenneth De Wednesday, 11 December 2013, 16:19

Melita recently hosted 100 executives from various firms including gaming and financial services companies for a lunch time party to mark the launch of its new state-of-the-art colocation and data centre in Madliena.


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MELITA DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 12 DECEMBER 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013, 00:01 by

Martin Debattista

Successful opening of Melita’s new data centre

Less than two months after Melita launched its new co-location data centre in Madliena, the market’s response has been so encouraging that it is already running at almost full capacity and the operator is planning an expansion. The new centre provides essential infrastructure to data-hungry companies in the financial services sector, i-gaming, IT companies and systems integrators among others, and exploits the infrastructure used by Melita in its role as an internet service provider (ISP) with its own international submarine data cable. It also provides these companies with essential disaster recovery and business continuity services that are today considered a crucial factor in the commercial and technical survival of a company. “Cutting-edge data facilities, such as these developed by Melita, are particularly attractive for financial services, system integrators and online gaming operators, who are increasingly finding Malta as a reliable and secure location from where to conduct their business,” explained Ludolf Rasterhoff, chief commercial officer at Melita. He described this result as another success story for the company and reaffirmed its commitment to strengthen Malta’s telecommunications infrastructure. Thanks to its investments in its network infrastructure, Melita is creating optimum conditions for more foreign companies to consider Malta as an ideal base for their operations. The investment in a new data centre falls within the multimillion-euro investment programme that Melita is rolling out over a five-year period, amounting to an investment of €60 million in technology and network upgrades. The data centre has been built to what in the industry is known as Tier 3 standard and offers all the security and redundancy features that make a 24/7 operation possible. This includes security of the premises in terms of all-round perimeter fencing, access control to different areas of the building, fire prevention and suppression, power supply, the internal data network and data links to the outside world. The fact that the building stands alone without adjacent buildings, and it is not in motor vehicle or flight paths, renders the facility even more secure.


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MELITA DIRECT TIMESOFMALTA.COM 12 DECEMBER 2013

Since the data centre is hosted in Melita’s head-end in Madliena, it exploits Melita’s fibre-powered infrastructure, and Melita corporate customers who opt to use the services of the data centre can benefit from this feature directly. However, the data centre is carrier-neutral in the provision of ISP services in the sense that it allows its customers to chose the services of any ISP in Malta and not those exclusively provided by Melita. Asked about managed cloud services, Mr Rasterhoff explained that at this stage Melita is opting to offer such services through third party service specialists and system integrators. A healthy number of these are already present in Melita’s new data centre. Data centre corporate customers can also benefit from service level agreements that cover 24/7 operations and a business helpdesk separate from Melita’s customer care centre that supports home users. Riding on this very successful experience, Melita is now already planning a second phase for its data colocation centre, which will offer even more space than what is currently available. The operator is also looking into the possibility of adding new services within the co-location framework to address specific requirements for companies operating in the i-gaming and financial services sectors.

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