Macau-Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

Macau-Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband

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Executive Summary

Liberalisation driving Fibre Broadband growth in Macau

Macau boasts a sophisticated, independently regulated communications market due to Macau's status as a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China following its handover from Portugal. Gradual liberalisation has now fully opened the telecoms market with the full impact slowly becoming evident. Demand for telecom services is significantly driven by the millions of visitors that visit the tiny enclave every year. 87% of visitors classified as residents of mainland China or Hong Kong.

Macau's fixed-line market is transitioning to a fibre broadband market as the incumbent Compahnia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM) invests significantly in fibre access networks. As of 2016 CTM had deployed fibre broadband coverage to the majority of residential units and 100% of commercial buildings. CTM's investment coincides with the entrance of Macau's second fixed-line operator MTEL, with the latter a threat to the monopoly CTM has over the fixed broadband market, a monopoly made possible due to CTM's ownership of the underlying fixed access network.

CTM's aggressive tactics are showing results as the majority of households are expected to be connected via fibre by 2017, closing the window of opportunity for MTEL to poach subscribers from CTM's sizeable DSL subscriber base. CTM faces another potential competitor in Macau Cable TV operator which is obliged to expand the reach of its underground cable network sixfold by 2017.

Macau's mobile market is the most competitive sector of the telecoms market, with four mobile network operators and a mobile virtual network operator (MVNO) offering services. Competition is intense, with mobile penetration in excess of 200% due to multiple SIM card ownership as well as sales of SIM cards to visitors. Mobile broadband presents an alternative revenue growth opportunity, with LTE launches during 2015 allowing operators to offer more enticing products. In December 2015 CK 3 Macau launched its 4G LTE mobile network, making it the fourth and final LTE licensee to introduce commercial 4G services in the Special Administrative Region (SAR).

Key Developments:

Fibre is cannibalising Macau's largely ADSL-based broadband subscriber based

Market liberalisation and network coverage targets on new entrants is driving fibre investment

Macau's TV market is now officially open to competition

China Telecom Macau launched its commercial 4G LTE network.

By the end of 2015 SmarTone had launched 4G LTE services following its official award of 1800MHz/2600MHz frequencies.

SmarTone has also launched 4G LTE services

Companies mentioned in this report:

Compahnia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM), MTel, Macau Cable TV, Macau Basic Television Channels Limited, MOOV, KKBox, Soliton, SmarTone, 3 Macau, China Telecom.

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1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

3.1 Background

3.2 Macau's economy

4. Telecommunications market

4.1 Market Overview and Analysis

5. Regulatory environment

5.1 Historical overview

5.2 Regulatory authority

5.3 Liberalisation and regulatory developments

5.4 Licensing

6. Telecommunications infrastructure

6.1 Overview of the national telecom network

6.2 International infrastructure

6.3 Specific IT developments

6.3.1 Cloud Computing

7. Fixed-line broadband market

7.1 Market Overview and analysis

7.2 Broadband statistics

7.3 Forecasts broadband subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021

7.4 Fixed-line broadband technologies

7.4.1 Digital Subscriber Line (DSL) networks

7.4.2 Fibre-to-the-Premises (FttP) and Fibre-To-The-Home (FttH)

7.4.3 Other fixed broadband services

8. Mobile market

8.1 Market Overview and Analysis

8.2 Mobile statistics

8.3 Mobile Broadband Statistics

8.4 Forecasts mobile subscribers 2016; 2018; 2021

8.5 Mobile Regulatory issues

8.5.1 CDMA licences awarded

8.5.2 GSM shutdown

8.5.3 3G licences

8.5.4 LTE licensing

9. Mobile infrastructure

9.1 analogue networks

9.2 Digital networks

9.2.1 GSM

9.2.2 WCDMA

9.2.3 4G LTE

9.2.4 Push-to-Talk (PTT)

10. Major operators

10.1 Compahnia de Telecomunicacoes de Macau (CTM)

10.1.1 Overview

10.1.2 Background

10.1.3 Mobile

10.1.4 Operational statistics

10.2 MTel

10.3 3 Macau (Hutchison Telecom Macau)

10.4 SmarTone Mobile Communications (Macau) Ltd

10.5 China Telecom

11. Mobile content and applications

11.1 Introduction

11.2 m-banking (payments/loans)

12. Digital economy

12.1 Introduction

12.2 e-Commerce

12.3 e-Government

12.3.1 E-Macao

13. Digital Media

13.1 MCTV (Macau Cable TV) conflict

13.2 Macau Basic Television Channels Limited

13.3 Satellite TV

13.4 Music

14. Related reports

Chart 1- Fixed-line subscribers and Penetration 2008-2017

Chart 2-Mobile subscribers and Annual Penetration-2008-2016

Exhibit 1 Map of Macau

Table 1 Country statistics Macau 2016

Table 2 Telephone network statistics 2016

Table 3 Internet user statistics 2016

Table 4 Broadband statistics 2016

Table 5 Mobile statistics 2016

Table 6 National telecommunications authorities

Table 7 GDP real growth rate 2008 2016

Table 8 Visitor arrivals in Macau 2005-2015

Table 9 Number of licensed operators by service 2016

Table 10 Historic Fixed-lines and teledensity 1985-2008

Table 11 Fixed-line subscribers and Penetration 2008-2017

Table 12 Historic-Fixed-line subscribers residential v. business 2010-2015

Table 13 Internet users and penetration rate 1994-2016

Table 14 Broadband subscribers 2001 2016

Table 15 Scenario 1 Fibre broadband subscriber growth

Table 16 Scenario 2 Fibre broadband subscriber growth

Table 17 WiFi Hotspots 2008 2016

Table 18 Mobile subscriber, annual change and penetration rate 2008-2016

Table 19 Historic-Mobile subscribers total and prepaid and penetration rate 1990 2007

Table 20 Mobile broadband subscribers 2008-2017

Table 21 Forecast mobile subscribers and penetration rates 2016; 2018; 2021

Table 22 CTM mobile, fixed-line and broadband subscribers and ARPU: 2007-2015

Table 23 SmarTone Macau financial data 2007-2015

Table 24 Online activities by individuals 2015

Table 25 Historical-Broadcasting statistical overview 2013

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