CTM is appointed as Official Telecommunications Partner and lands the Exclusive 3G Rights in Asia for the Macau 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor Games 2007-07-17  MAIGOC

  Macao – 17 July, 2007: Macau's leading telecom service provider; CTM has been appointed as the Official Telecommunications Partner for the 2nd Asian Indoor Games and will promote 3G mobile broadcasting throughout Asia, provide technical infrastructure for over 22 competition and non competition venues including the Main Press Centre, in addition to supplying manpower resources for MAIGOC, according to the Official Partnership Agreement signed yesterday with the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) and the Macau 2007, 2nd Asian Indoor Games Organising Committee (MAIGOC).

  OCA Vice-President and Chairman of Board of Directors of MAIGOC Manuel Silvério was positive of the cooperation, which he describes as “an extension of the long-term partnership Macau and MAIGOC has developed with CTM. We are confident that CTM's experience and commitment will guarantee a professional and steadfast infrastructure for the Games. We are very delighted to enter into this valued Partnership with CTM, the highest sponsorship tier of the OCA marketing program.”

  On behalf of MAIGOC, Director for International Affairs, Marketing and Promotion Isabel da Silva also added; “CTM is certainly one of Macau’s most prominent local companies, and we are really delighted to be able to welcome CTM as one of our collaborators once again. This full support highlights the confidence the business community has on the 2nd Asian Indoor Games, and helps to reinforce the commercial value of the Asian Games events.”

  On behalf of CTM, Phil Green, Chief Executive Officer expressed his strong support for the forthcoming Asian Indoor Games. “We are honored to be selected as the Exclusive Telecommunications Partner. CTM has a long history of supporting international sporting events in Macau, including the recent East Asian Games’ event. CTM has helped enable Macau's rapid growth and development through our investment in world-class telecommunications infrastructure. We are proud to be a Partner in demonstrating our support for the Games, while helping position Macau as an international center for excellence. The 2nd Asian Indoor Games provide the unique opportunity to showcase Macau - and CTM's products and services - to the world."

  Macau's only full telecom service provider, CTM is a world-class communications company that continues to play a major role in the ongoing development of Macau's infrastructure. With an enviable track record for technical achievement, CTM offers first class products and services including personal mobile, internet, fixed telephony card services; in addition to providing a range of dedicated business services such as enterprise solutions, data services and web services. CTM's vision for the future is to further strengthen its position as Macau's telecommunications provider of choice by continually expanding its already impressive technological capabilities. CTM is a joint venture between Cable and Wireless PLC, Portugal Telecom International, CITIC Pacific, and the Macau SAR Government.

  The Asian Indoor Games is an exciting multi-sport event created by OCA. The unique sports meet is composed of sports that are not included in the Asian Games or the Olympic Games but have strong popularity and potential. The program is aimed at encouraging a higher level of participation among the youth of Asia through a greater variety of sports that places emphasis on the leisure and entertainment aspects of the sport.

  Organized biennially, the second edition of the Asian Indoor Games will be hosted in Macao China, commencing from 26 October to 3 November 2007, consisting of 17 competing sports and 2 demonstration sports, with expected NOC participation from 45 countries throughout all regions of Asia.

  CTM joins The Venetian Macau Resort Hotel as the top two Official Partners of the 2nd Asian Indoor Games. Official Sponsors include Air Macau, Bonaqua (Water), Coca-Cola, Li-Ning, Macau Beer and The four remaining Official Sponsor categories and four Official Suppliers will be announced shortly.