Telecommunications in Macau
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Owing to Macau's population (circa 500,000) and its small market, only a few options are available for the local people on media. With the fact that radio signals, newspapers and magazines from Hong Kong are available in Macau, the local media are always a minority group in terms of sales and number of viewers.
There are seventeen newspapers (twelve in Chinese, four in Portuguese and two in English). Aomen Ribao (or Ou Mun Iat Pou, Macau Daily News) is reportedly owned by the Communist Party of China and has the largest circulation (40,00). Additionally, Chinese-language newspapers from Hong Kong are popular.
Macau has eight Chinese-language, three Portuguese-language and two English-language daily. The Macau Daily Times is Macau's only English-language newspaper edited seven days a week. Macau Post Daily is published from Monday to Friday. It is owned by a local publishing company, Everbright Co. Ltd., which is locally owned.
Radios and Radio Stations: There are 250,000 radios; two twenty-hour FM radio stations, one Portuguese, one Chinese; and four AM stations. Hong Kong radio stations also are popular in Macau.
Radio broadcast stations: AM 1, FM 2, shortwave 0 (2005)
Radios: 160,000 (1997)
Televisions and Television Channels: There are 70,300 television sets (1997 estimate); two television channels: one Portuguese and one Chinese. Hong Kong Television networks TVB and ATV can be received and are widely watched by Macau residents.
Television broadcast stations: 3 (2006)
Televisions: 49,000 (1997)
The number of telephone lines has been increasing since the mid-1990s. In 1997 there were 222,456 telephones; by 1999, 300,066 lines were in use. In 1999 there were 686 telephone lines per 1,000 people. Cellular-telephone-use statistics were not available. International access is via Hong Kong and Mainland China and via Intelsat (Indian Ocean). Alcatel-Lucent has been granted a contract in February 2007 to collocate a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Revision A) high-speed wireless network in Macau for China Unicom. Following the completion of the upgrades in related software and hardware, China Unicom will be equipped with the facilities needed to provide high-speed mobile data services for users in Macau, including broadcasting and video telephony.
Telephones - main lines in use: 175,592 (July, 2006)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 325,016 (July, 2006)
Telephone system: fairly modern communication facilities maintained for domestic and international services
- domestic: N/A
- international: HF radiotelephone communication facility; access to international communications carriers provided via Hong Kong and Mainland China; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
- Users: 88,653 (2005)
Mobile Phone Operators
Brand Operator Status Bands (MHz) References and notes SmarTone SmarTone Macao Operational GSM 900 / GSM 1800  CTM C.T.M. Telemovel+ Operational GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / UMTS 2100 China Telecom China Telecom Operational CDMA 800 3 Hutchison Telecom Operational GSM 900 / GSM 1800 / UMTS 2100
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): CTM (Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau S.A.R.L.)
Country code (Top level domain): .mo
Broadband internet access
- Media of Macau
- Communications in Hong Kong
- Communications in China
- List of Chinese language television channels
References and notes
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Television Broadcasting Networks in the People's Republic of China China
Anhui Television (AHTV) · Fujian Media Group (FMG) · Gansu Media Group (GSMG) · Guangdong Southern Media Corporation (SMC) · Guangxi Television (GXTV) · Guizhou Television (GTV) · Fujian Media Group (FMG) · Hebei Television (HEBTV) · Heilongjiang Television (HLJTV) · Henan Television (HNTV) · Hubei Television (HBTV) · Hunan Broadcasting System (HBS) · Nei Mongol Television (NMTV) · Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation (JSBC) · Jiangxi Television (JXTV) · Jilin Television (JLTV) · Liaoning Radio and Television (LRTV) · Ningxia Television (NXTV) · Qinghai Television (QHTV) · Shaanxi Television (SXTVS) · Shandong Television (SDTV) · Shanxi Television (SXRTV) · Sichuan Radio and Television (SRTV) · Xizang Television (XZTV) · Xinjiang Television (XJTV) · Yunnan Television (YNTV) · Zhejiang Television (ZJTV)Cities
Asia Television (ATV) · Cable TV Hong Kong (HKCTV) · China Entertainment Television (CETV) · Hong Kong Broadband Network (HKBN) · Music Television Mandarin (MTV Mandarin) · Network of the World (NOW) · Phoenix Television (PHTV) · Radio Television Hong Kong (RTHK) · Satellite Television Asia Region (STAR) · Television Broadcasts (TVB)Macau
Teledifusão de Macau (TDM) · Macau Asia Satellite Television (MASTV) · Lotus Television (LTV) · Kung Fu Television (KFTV) · China Satellite Television (CSTV)see also: Television in Hong Kong · Television in Macau
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China Radio Markets: Beijing • Fujian • Guangdong • Heilongjiang • Shanghai • Sichuan • Tianjin • Xinjiang • Zhejiang
See also: List of radio stations in China Singapore Taiwan United States Chinese-language radio in the United StatesThe following channels offer at least some programming in Chinese Boston Florida Honolulu
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