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Macau

Colonized by the Portuguese in the 16th century, Macau was the first European settlement in the Far East. Pursuant to an agreement signed by China and Portugal on 13 April 1987, Macau became the Macau Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China on 20 December 1999. In this agreement, China promised that, under its "one country, two systems" formula, Macau would enjoy a high degree of autonomy in all matters except foreign and defense affairs for the next 50 years.

  • Population: 559,846 (2009 est.)
  • Telephone lines in use: 173,533 (2009)
  • Mobile telephone subscriptions: 993,545 (2009)
  • Internet hosts: 244 (2009)
  • Internet users: 259,000 (2008)
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Telecommunications equipment is communications or networking equipment with interface(s) to public network or wide area network (WAN) services. Common telecom network interfaces include T1/E1, ISDN BRI, ISDN PRI, ADSL, serial and analogue PSTN.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your telecom equipment products:

Wireless and radio equipment covers any device with a radio transmitter. This includes mobile (GSM or CDMA) handsets, wireless LAN (WLAN) equipment such as Wi-Fi devices, Bluetooth devices, Zigbee devices, WiMAX devices, RFID equipment, contactless card readers, and a whole host of other products that incorporate some kind of RF transmitter.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your wireless and radio equipment products:

DSRT Type Approval

Macau's Bureau of Telecommunications Regulation (Direcção dos Serviços de Regulação de Telecomunicações) requires type approval and licenses for radio equipment to be sold or used in Macau. Common low power radio devices are exempted from this requirement. However, Wi-Fi equipment used to provide public service is subject to type approval. Approval is issued based on review of foreign standard test reports. A local representative is required.

Compliance International can help you complete type approval in Macau with our turnkey support service, which includes building the technical application package, interfacing with regulatory officials, and end-to-end management of the approval process to avoid unnecessary delays. 

Non-telecom ITE is any information technology equipment -- essentially any device with a microprocessor -- that has no telecommunications or radio interface. This includes products such as computer printers and monitors, as well as many types of local area network (LAN) equipment.

Compliance International can help you understand how the following approval requirements apply to your ITE products: