CTM and MGM Collaborated to Launch the First 5G High-speed Zone at Integrated Resort to Foster Smart Cultural Tourism

Following a rollout of 5G service in Macao, CTM and MGM have joined hands to explore the opportunities of 5G applications. Today, the two companies announced a partnership to jointly establish a 5G High-speed Zone at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI, also the first-of-its-kind 5G infrastructure within an integrated resort in Macao. Both parties will ride on the zone to facilitate the integration of “5G + Cultural Tourism”, employing technologies of 5G and the Internet of Things to inject high-tech and interactive elements into the city’s smart tourism. 


Ebel Cham, Vice President of Commercial of CTM, said, “Since its inception over 41 years ago, CTM has been drawing on its technologies to expedite Macao’s development. Following the launch of CTM’s 5G service, the number of our 5G customers has exceeded 60,000, reflecting the eager anticipation of residents and various sectors in Macao. The partnership with MGM to co-build a high-quality 5G zone at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI not only ushers in a rapid 5G mobile communication service for tourists and residents, but also with CTM’s SA technology to establish the first 5G private network in Macau in the properties, also helps MGM create more cutting-edge 5G cultural tourism offerings via online and offline formats. CTM will continue to offer advanced technologies and smart solutions to facilitate the advancement of cultural tourism and the local economy at large.”


Kenneth Feng, President, Chief Strategic & Financial Officer of MGM, said, “MGM has always doubled down on enhancing our technological solutions, aiming to elevate the city’s overall tourism services. This partnership with CTM is among our smart initiatives. It demonstrates the cross-industry synergy integral to the establishment of the 5G zone at the Spectacle, which is also Macao’s first 5G Zone at an integrated resort, designed to offer a high-speed network to our guests. Looking ahead, MGM will continue to make strides in developing more high-tech tourism projects, further consolidating Macao’s position as the World Centre of Tourism and Leisure.”


The 5G infrastructure with download speed over 1Gbps at the Spectacle of MGM COTAI is built upon CTM’s full coverage of indoor and outdoor 5G network in Macao as well as MGM’s need for developing “5G + Cultural Tourism” projects. From now onwards, all CTM’s 5G users and roaming-service users can enjoy ultra-fast 5G data transmission at the Spectacle, sharing their great memories online via live broadcasts and videos instantly.



About CTM


Established in October 1981, CTM has been the leading telecom service provider in Macau offering a full range of professional telecommunications services including mobile, fixed telephony, fiber broadband, and enterprise solutions. CTM has eight shops offering a wide variety of telecom products and caring customer services. The major shareholder is CITIC Telecom International Holdings Limited with 99% of the shares, while Macao Postal Saving holds 1%.


Since its establishment, CTM has grown alongside with the community and actively fulfilling its investment commitments to lead the development of the local telecom industry. By continually introducing and developing cutting edge IT applications, CTM is determined to achieve its goal of creating a Digital Macau and building a renown smart city not only within the region, but also worldwide. CTM strives to popularize technology applications in the Macau community as well as boosting the diversified competitiveness of the city.



About MGM


MGM is an abbreviation for MGM China Holdings Limited (HKEx: 2282) and is a leading developer, owner and operator of gaming and lodging resorts in the Greater China region. We are the holding company of MGM Grand Paradise, SA which holds one of the six gaming concessions to run casino games in Macau. MGM Grand Paradise, SA owns and operates MGM MACAU, the award-winning premium integrated resort located on the Macau Peninsula and MGM COTAI, a contemporary luxury integrated resort in Cotai, which opened in early 2018 and more than doubles our presence in Macau. 


MGM MACAU is a Forbes Five-Star luxury integrated resort inspired by the arts with every element of the resort infused with creativity and style. MGM MACAU has approximately 600 guest rooms and suites and boasts a number of distinguishing features, including the architecturally stunning European-inspired Grande Praça, housed under a soaring glass ceiling. MGM MACAU’s world class facilities include the MGM Art Space, dedicating over 5,000 square feet to display authentic works of art, conference and event facilities, spa, and seven signature restaurants and bars to fulfill any gastronomic craving. Our property is conveniently located on the Macau Peninsula and is directly connected to the luxury retail shopping complex, One Central.


MGM COTAI is the latest integrated resort of MGM in China. Designed as the “jewelry box” of Cotai, it offers approximately 1,400 hotel rooms and suites, Asia’s first dynamic theater, meeting space, high end spa, retail offerings and food and beverage outlets as well as the first international Mansion at MGM for the ultimate luxury experience. The Spectacle at MGM COTAI becomes the record holder of the largest free-span gridshell glazed roof (self-supporting) on January 19, 2019, making it the first architectural and structural GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS™ title for Macau, China. MGM COTAI is being developed to drive greater product diversification and bring more advanced and innovative forms of entertainment to Macau as it grows as a global tourist destination. MGM COTAI is the only mega complex and hotel in Macau to gain three-star certification in both Green Building Design and Operation Label, as well as the first hotel in the Greater Bay Area and second in Greater China to receive the certifications.


MGM China Holdings Limited is majority owned by MGM Resorts International (NYSE: MGM), one of the world's leading global hospitality companies, operating a portfolio of destination resort brands including Bellagio, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay and The Mirage.