- Communications in Macau
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 Chinaand 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. [cite web|url=http://www.abyznewslinks.com/macau.htm|title=Macau Newspapers and News Media Guide|accessdate = 2007-02-06|publisher=ABYZ News Links]
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)
List of Chinese language television channels"
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 China and via
Intelsat( Indian Ocean). Alcatel-Lucenthas been granted a contract in February 2007 to collocate a CDMA2000 1xEV-DO (Revision A) high-speed wireless networkin Macau for China Unicom. Following the completion of the upgrades in related softwareand hardware, China Unicom will be equipped with the facilities needed to provide high-speed mobile dataservices for users in Macau, including broadcastingand video telephony. [cite web|url=http://www.cellular-news.com/story/21812.php|title=3G Upgrade Contract for Macau|accessdate = 2007-02-06|publisher=Cellular News]
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
*international: HF radiotelephone communication facility; access to international communications carriers provided via Hong Kong and China; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
*Users: 88,653 (2005)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): CTM ( Companhia de Telecomunicações de MacauS.A.R.L.)
Country code (Top level domain):
Broadband internet access
Macao Telecommunications Company(CTM) in 2000 launched the first broadband Internetaccess in the territory, on a network built by Cisco Systems. [ [http://english.people.com.cn/english/200007/26/eng20000726_46572.html Macao Telecom Launches Broadband Internet Service] ]
Media of Macau
Communications in Hong Kong
Communications in China
List of Chinese language television channels
References and notes
* [https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/mc.html CIA - The World Factbook - Macau]
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