MACAU RESIDENTS GET WORLD-CLASS BROADBAND

 

Cable & Wireless Communications’ business in Macau, CTM, has launched a 250 megabits per second (mbps) residential broadband service, providing Macau with one of the fastest internet download speeds in the world.

The new service more than doubles the previous top speed available from CTM’s Fibre To The Home (FTTH) network. The optical fibre network, which was launched in October 2010, has been rolled out to the most densely populated areas of Macau.

Vandy Poon, Chief Executive officer of CTM, commented:

“The people of Macau are very technologically sophisticated and so we are delighted to be able to deliver truly world-class broadband speeds. This is a great demonstration of the capability of our engineering team at CTM and our commitment to quality. This ultra high speed internet connection will allow residents to access interactive services such as HD TV, video games and communications services, to get the most out of their digital life.”

 

About Fibre to the Home

 

Fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) is a technology delivered via a fibre optic cable network. Optical fibre is free from the electromagnetic interference that afflicts copper wire networks, ensuring stability and security during data transmission. CTM’s FTTH broadband network is directly linked into the user’s premises and connected via a fibre broadband modem.

 

About Cable & Wireless Communications

 

Cable & Wireless Communications is a global full-service communications business. We operate leading communications businesses through four regional units – the Caribbean, Panama, Macau and Monaco & Islands. Our services include mobile, broadband and domestic and international fixed line services in most of our markets as well as pay-TV, data centre and hosting, carrier and managed service solutions. Our operations are focused on providing our customers – consumers, businesses, governments – with world-class service. We are the market leader in most products we offer and territories we serve. For more information visit www.cwc.com.

 

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