There are seventeen newspapers (twelve in Chinese, five in Portuguese). Aomen Ribao (or Ou Mun Iat Pou, Macau Daily News) is sponsored by the Communist Party of China and has the largest circulation (100,000). Additionally, Chinese-language newspapers from Hong Kong are popular.
Radios and Radio Stations:
There are 250,000 radios; two twenty-hour FM radio stations, one Portuguese, one Chinese; and four AM stations. Hong Kong radio stations also are popular in Macau.
Radio broadcast stations: AM 0, FM 2, shortwave 0 (1998)
Radios: 160,000 (1997)
Televisions and Television Channels:
There are 70,300 television sets (1997 estimate); two television channels: one Portuguese and one Chinese. Television broadcasts also are received from Hong Kong and widely watched by Macau residents.
Television broadcast stations: 0 (receives Hong Kong broadcasts) (1997)
Televisions: 49,000 (1997)
The number of telephone lines has been increasing since the mid-1990s. In 1997 there were 222,456 telephones; by 1999, 300,066 lines were in use. In 1999 there were 686 telephone lines per 1,000 people. Cellular-telephone-use statistics were not available. International access is via Hong Kong and China and via Intelsat (Indian Ocean).
Telephones - main lines in use: 222,500 (1997)
Telephones - mobile cellular: 55,000 (1998)
fairly modern communication facilities maintained for domestic and international services
international: HF radiotelephone communication facility; access to international communications carriers provided via Hong Kong and China; satellite earth station - 1 Intelsat (Indian Ocean)
Internet Service Providers (ISPs): NA
Country code (Top level domain): MO