2022 was an unforgettable year. In April, the Extraordinary Ministerial Meeting of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and Portuguese speaking Countries (Macao) was held successfully in Macau. During the outbreak of the pandemic in mid-June, the spread of the COVID-19 epidemic in Macau was successfully contained by the concerted efforts of the MSAR Government with the community. In October, various sectors in Macau welcomed the opening of the 20th CPC National Congress. In November, with the issuance of 5G license by the MSAR Government, CTM became the first telecom operator in Macau launched its 5G service. In December, we successfully organized the “Ushering into Digital Macau 3.0” Forum, where we shared our insights and exchanged views with various sectors on the development of Smart Macau in the 5G era.
As Telecom Keeper of Major Events
Insert Impetus to the New Economy Riding on 5G Technology
What excites me in particular is that the CTM team have stood by every citizen in Macau throughout these major events, solemnly fulfilling their important mission and commitment as the Telecom Keeper of Macau. During provision of technical support or the ravages of the pandemic, they have remained steadfast in their duties and made every effort to ensure stable provision of overall network services in Macau. I would like to take the opportunity to express my heartfelt thanks to all my colleagues for their efforts. I am extremely proud to work with this team of professional and conscientious colleagues.
CTM has always regarded 5G as an integral part of “Digital Macau” smart city. With the full support of our major shareholder, CITIC Telecom International, we have moderately implemented our 5G planning and network construction plan ahead of schedule. We are especially grateful that the MSAR Government has put 5G licensing a priority, allowing us to launch 5G service as soon as possible. 5G is an important driver that promotes the new economy and accelerates smart transformation for all sectors. In addition to further accelerating the pace of Macau’s smart city development, the establishment of a 5G ecosystem and an industrial chain around 5G will injet strong impetus to the Macau development.
Establish a 5G Ecosystem Platform
Set up a Comprehensive Infrastructure to Support Smart City Development
Through organizing the “Ushering into Digital Macau 3.0” forum, we have set up a platform where experts, scholars and industry leaders were invited to share their insights. At the same time, we also advocated the establishment of the “Macau 5G Smart Service Development Alliance”, to facilitate members of the Alliance realize smart transformation with 5G smart solutions.
Upholding vision of building a “Digital Macau”, CTM has been constructing an advanced, comprehensive telecom infrastructure in Macau through sustainable and long-term investment planning. Under which, CTM has built the “3 Networks - 4 Centers - 1 Cloud Platform” comprising networks of 5G, fiber broadband, and CTM Wi-Fi, Network Management Center, Data Center, Cybersecurity Operation Center, Software Development Center and CTM’s public cloud platform. This marks CTM’s transition from a traditional telecommunications service provider to a smart city service provider. In order to actively support the policies of the MSAR Government, CTM will continue to invest in the introduction and self-development of smart solutions that meet the current needs of Macau and facilitate various sectors to accelerate their smart transformation.
Step up Efforts in Cultivating Local Talents
Participate in Regional Integrated Development
Apart from ongoing upgrades of the network infrastructure, the goal of continuously pushing forward the development of the “Digital Macau” smart city cannot be achieved without the participation of talents. CTM always attaches great importance to talent cultivation, apart from providing different professional training to staff, we also actively attract local talents to join ICT industries through various means including internship program, school talks and scholarships. Looking ahead in 2023, CTM team will remain fully committed to support the policies of the MSAR Government, actively promote the development of “Digital Macau 3.0”, and participate in the development of the Guangdong-Hong Kong-Macau Greater Bay Area and the In-Depth Cooperation Zone in Hengqin, ultimately contributing to the post-epidemic recovery and diversified development of the Macau economy.