Melita to acquire Ozone local operations

From the left: Robert Runza, Managing Director of Ozone, Harald Rösch, CEO of Melita Ltd and Malcolm Briffa, Director of Business Services at Melita. (source: Melita Media).

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Malta-based Telco firm Melita acquired the local operations of Ozone, a licensed operator specialised in servicing business customers, according to a press statement issued by the Maltese company. The transaction is still subject to regulatory approval.

“This acquisition complements strategic investments made in recent years to strengthen Melita’s and Malta’s offering to business clients. We see Melita as an enabler for local businesses wishing to leverage digital technologies,” says Harald Rösch, CEO of Melita Ltd. “Similarly, we provide solutions for international companies in key industries such as gaming, financial services, [distributed ledger techonolgy] DLT and [artificial intelligence] AI to ensure they consider Malta as their natural home in Europe for establishment and growth,” the head adds.

Boutique service provider Ozone was established 15 years ago and primarily specialises in B2B services, such as cloud PBX services, network infrastructure, Wi-Fi hardware and software solutions, hospitality solutions, as well as business broadband and fixed-line telephony over its wireless network.

“Backed by Melita’s state-of-the-art Data Centre, resilient international connectivity, fibre presence in business centres as well as nationwide gigabit internet and a brand new 5G ready mobile network, we are confident we are placing ourselves in a better position to offer a stronger and better service to new and existing clients,” says Robert Runza, Managing Director of Ozone.

Should the acquisition receive the green light from regulatory, the new brand will be called “Ozone by Melita Business”. The companies promise that existing clients will be ensured continuity, while Melita’s infrastructure will be leveraged to offer a wider service portfolio and improved quality of service,

“Ozone’s services portfolio complements the current offering of Melita Business and will fit in well with our approach of offering a one-stop-shop telecommunications service to business clients. Beyond the products we share a similar commitment to dedicated and quality customer support,” says Malcolm Briffa, Director of Business Services at Melita.