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Macau

John Ure

in Telecommunications Development in Asia

Published by Hong Kong University Press

Published in print May 2010 | ISBN: 9789622099029
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9789882207486 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5790/hongkong/9789622099029.003.0009
Macau

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This chapter examines telecommunications development in Macau. The telecommunications infrastructure was built under the monopoly of CTM (Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau) — a joint venture between Cable and Wireless, Portugal Telecom International, CITIC Pacific, and the Macau SAR government. The monopoly was partially ended in 1999 when the twenty-year build-operate-transfer franchise, granted in 1981, was extended to 2011, but only for fixed line and international gateway services. Competition with CTM's GSM 900/1800 MHz mobile services was introduced in 2001 when Hutchison and SmarTone from Hong Kong were licensed to operate GSM.

Keywords: telecommunications; Macau; Companhia de Telecomunicações de Macau; Cable and Wireless; Portugal Telecom International; CITIC Pacific; Hutchison; SmarTone

Chapter.  657 words. 

Subjects: Business and Management

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