2021 marked the starting year of the 14th Five-Year Plan of the Country, as well as the 40th anniversary of CTM’s establishment in Macau. During the year, under the leadership of the MSAR Government, the Macau community once again overcame the challenges brought by the pandemic; we celebrated the 100th anniversary of the Chinese Communist Party; we received the inspiring news on the General Plan of Guangdong-Macau In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Henqin; and also the election for the 7th Legislative Assembly was held smoothly. CTM dedicated itself to its role as the telecom keeper of Macau by serving the community with quality and efficient network services at all these important moments.
Continuously Establishing Smart City Infrastructure
Moderately Ahead of Schedule for 5G Deployment
Last year, CTM fulfilled its smart city infrastructure investment plan. In the middle of the year, we achieved full 5G indoor and outdoor coverage as planned. Adhering to the goal of promoting the popularization of 5G application in different sectors, we moderately implemented our deployment ahead of schedule. We are confident that, upon obtaining 5G license, CTM will be the first telecom operator in Macau that provides leading and comprehensive 5G services for different sectors.
With the official launch of 5G, Macau will be embracing an important turning point of accelerating smart transformation. To better facilitate smart transformation for all sectors, CTM has established the smart city infrastructure of “3 Networks, 3 Centers and 1 Cloud Platform”, which includes three networks of 5G, fiber broadband and CTM Wi-Fi networks covering Macau. Through our Network Management Center, Data Center and Security Operation Center, as well as the CTM Cloud that supports multi-cloud platforms, leveraging the competitive edges arising from 5G + Cloud Network Convergence, CTM will offer convenient and quality one-stop services and solutions for smart transformation in different sectors, and continue to facilitate the construction and development of “Digital Macau” smart city. With the new 5G + Cloud Network integrated platform, CTM embarks on a new journey with Macau and remain committed to serving the community!
Collaborating with Industry Leaders
Promoting Smart Transformation
In 2021, CTM proactively collaborated with industry leaders to introduce various smart applications that met the needs of Macau community. The Cloud Network Convergence-based One-stop smart application solutions, including Smart Expo, Smart Construction and Smart Care, had been tailor-made for different sectors in Macau, which widely adopted the technologies of facial recognition, block chain, artificial intelligence and big data. These specific solutions are designed to addressing the pain points in traditional operations.
Meanwhile, all smart solutions were supported by CTM with local computation and local storage, thus ensuring secured data protection.
Supporting Industry Development
Nurturing talents in different sectors are essential for the sustainable development of the society. As the cradle of talents in Macau’s communications industry, CTM has been cultivating telecom professions for the society to support the development of the communications industry in Macau.
For CTM employees, we offer comprehensive career path planning, skill acquisition, as well as enhancement and training programs. For teenagers who wish to develop their career in communications and information technology sectors, we have established scholarship with local universities, offering intern schemes and delivering talks in schools, with an aim of contributing to the construction and development of smart city in Macau.
In addition, in order to train up new forces to join the development in the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area, CTM proactively invested in and expanded its software development center in Zhuhai. In addition to providing different smart application solutions in Macau and within the Bay Area, the software development center is established as the communications technology exchange platform for talents to gain a foothold in Macau and integrate themselves into the development of the Bay Area.
Focusing on In-Depth Cooperation Zone
Opening a New Chapter of “Digital Macau”
For the integrity and continuity of the communications services in Macau, the MSAR Government entered into the Addendum to the Midterm Review of Public Telecommunications Services Concession Agreement with CTM to extend the Public Telecommunications Services Concession Agreement for another two years until the end of 2023. CTM will continue to serve Macau with pride, uphold the aspiration and put the greatest efforts in safeguarding the telecommunication network in Macau. Regardless of whatever form of contract, I am confident that CTM will continue to perform its utmost as the telecom keeper of Macau, together with other stakeholders, to reach out to an even more prosperous future of Macau
Looking ahead in 2022, I and my team will continue to support the policies of the MSAR Government, to promote the development of smart city infrastructure, and to accelerate smart transformation in different sectors leveraging our 5G+ Cloud Integrated Network. Through prospective planning, CTM will develop a smart cloud hub, establish innovation and technology incubation base, support smart finance development, advocate the establishment of a talent incubation center in Macau. In addition, we are committed to invest and participate in the development of Guangdong-Macau In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin. CTM will fully support the companies in Macau in integrating themselves into the 14th Five-Year Plan of the Home Country, as well as the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin. Riding on the “5G + Cloud” platform, to open up a new chapter of “Digital Macau”.