National Lottery plc, a subsidiary of the IZI Group, has embarked on a significant venture, entrusting Melita Business to furnish the crucial communications infrastructure essential for running Malta’s national lottery. As of July 5th, 2022, National Lottery plc assumes the mantle from Maltco Lotteries, overseeing the operations of the National Lottery of Malta. This transition involves the distribution of popular games such as Lotto and Super 5, as well as the introduction of a diverse portfolio of new games, solidifying their commitment for the next decade.
Seamless Transition and Robust Infrastructure Deployment
This state-of-the-art infrastructure ensures not only lightning-fast internet but also establishes a robust network that enhances the overall gaming experience. With over 200 National Lottery retail outlets now equipped with high-speed connectivity, both operators and players can enjoy seamless interactions and swift transactions. This strategic move ensures enhanced connectivity and reliability for both operators and players alike.
The ISO 27001 certification of Melita Business’s data centers is a testament to their commitment to the highest standards of security. This globally recognized certification ensures that the critical gaming equipment is housed in environments that adhere to strict information security protocols, providing a shield against potential threats and ensuring uninterrupted operations. The company will further provide high-capacity and high-availability connectivity between sites through its dedicated Fiber network.
Franco De Gabriele, Chief Commercial Officer at IZI Group plc, expressed the challenges and successes of this ambitious transition, stating, “Our ambition is not just to complete a successful transition but to deliver an improved experience for customers and our retail network agents that lasts for years to come. This solution has enabled us to build the required infrastructure through the delivery of a communications network that fulfills our requirements across all our points of sale in the market.”
A Race Against Time: Delivering Excellence with Melita Business
The demanding timeline for this transition was not a deterrent. Malcolm Briffa, Director of Business Services at Melita Limited, emphasized the technical intricacies and the need for swift implementation during this massive transition process. He stated, “The communications requirements of National Lottery plc are highly technical and needed to be put in place quickly during a massive transition process. With our unrivaled infrastructure and commitment to providing bespoke communications solutions for clients, Melita Business is proud to be playing a key role in making this transition a success.”
Ing. Kenneth Terrible, Infrastructure Solutions Sales Manager at Melita Limited, shed light on the significance of fast, secure, and reliable communications for an organization interacting with hundreds of thousands of customers weekly. “Developing the solutions needed to meet the nationwide requirements of such a complex organization has been an exciting challenge but one which Melita Business is certainly capable of rising to.”
Unveiling New Solutions
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In conclusion, the collaboration between National Lottery plc and Melita Business marks a significant milestone in the landscape of Malta’s gaming industry. As the lottery operations undergo a seamless transition and bring on new brand identities, Melita Business stands as a pillar of support, ensuring that robust communications infrastructure is in place to meet the demands of an ever-evolving and dynamic market.
IZI Group is committed to providing unique gaming experiences in responsible and safe environments. We emphasize responsible gaming practices and encourage patrons to visit the Responsible Gaming Foundation at Responsible Gaming Foundation for support and information. All IZI Group plc operations are licensed by the Malta Gaming Authority under the Gaming Act Chapter 583 of the laws of Malta.