Use of 4G mobile technology increases


The number of prepaid users of 4G technology [LTE] increased 6.2 per cent month-on-month in August to 945,303, according to the latest statistics on major telecommunication services and types of use released by the Macao Post and Telecommunications Bureau (CTT).
The number of postpaid subscribers using the same type of technology has also posted a slight increase, up some 3.6 per cent in August to 525,327 from 506,561 the previous month.
Conversely, the number of 3G users, both prepaid users (362,424) and postpaid subscribers (199,626) decreased month-on-month, down 12.1 per cent and 6.3 per cent, respectively.
The number of mobile phone users having two numbers – with Macau as the secondary number – has remained relatively stable at 46,137.
With respect to Internet services, numbers remain largely unchanged, with a total of 183,702 contracts from 183,093 a month earlier.
Of the total, the number of fibre broadband subscribers is 130,482 (127,809 in July) while the share of ADSL broadband subscribers has reached 53,088, slightly down from the 55,154 registered a month before.
The number of both commercial WiFi hot spots and WiFi GO Hot Spots –provided by the Macau SAR Government free of charge – remains stable month-to-month, at 2,872 and 196, respectively.