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Communications in Macau



There are seventeen newspapers (twelve in Chinese, five in Portuguese language|Portuguese). Aomen Ribao (or Ou Mun Iat Pou, Macau Daily News) is sponsored by the Communist Party of China and has the largest circulation (100,000). Additionally, Chinese-language Newspapers of Hong Kong|newspapers from Hong Kong are popular.

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 0, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)

160,000 (1997)

Televisions and Television Channels

There are 70,300 television sets (1997 estimate); two television channels: one Portuguese language|Portuguese and one Chinese. Television broadcasts also are received from Hong Kong and widely watched by Macau residents.

Television broadcast stations
0 (receives Hong Kong broadcasts) (1997)

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).

Telephones - main lines in use
222,500 (1997)

Telephones - mobile cellular
55,000 (1998)

Telephone system
fairly modern communication facilities maintained for domestic and international services


HF radiotelephone communication facility; access to international communications carriers provided via Hong Kong and China; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs) NA

Country codes|Country code (Top level domain) MO

See also:
  • Macau

  • Communications in China

  • List of Chinese language television channels

Category:Communications by country|Macau

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