Mr. G. King and Ms. M. Moore
Mr. G. King and Ms. M. Moore

Full transition to DVB-T on January 1st 2013

Press Release - Broadcasting Posted on April 18, 2012

St. Maarten will make a full transition to DVB-T on January 1st 2013. This means that if you have a standard analog TV, you will no longer be able to receive over the air television. This was announced by COO of BTP-SXM, Mr. Giovanni King, during a DVB-T Seminar on April 10th 2012 in Divi little bay Beach resort. Digital Television consultant from the USA, Ms. Myra Moore who was also present, gave a keynote address on the global standards and future developments of Digital Television.

Confiscated illegal communication devices
Confiscated illegal communication devices

IMPOUNDMENT ILLEGAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Press Release - Broadcasting Posted on March 19, 2012

Inspectors of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten conducted regulatory activities last week with the aim to curtail the sale of illegal wireless communication devices in St. Maarten. A total of 161 illegal wireless communication devices were confiscated and a process verbal of impoundment was issued by the inspector of BTP-SXM against the retail store owners.

ILLEGAL WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES

Press Release - Broadcasting Posted on January 4, 2012

Bureau Telecommunication and Post St. Maarten (BTP SXM) has taken note of the fact that, there are whole sale and retail stores in St. Maarten offering in sale devices not in compliance with the rules and regulations on the import and sale of wireless electronic communication devices. BTP SXM herewith reminds all sellers of electronic communication devices that, only the sale of FCC or CE approved wireless electronic communications devices is permitted in St. Maarten.

VHF Radio exams

Press Release - Broadcasting Posted on November 2, 2011

On September 23rd 2011 VHF Radio exams where conducted on St. Maarten at Bureau Telecommunication and Post St. Maarten. In total 25 participants sat the VHF Radio exams in order to obtain a VHF operator’s license. The execution of the closed book exam was in the presence of two registered invigilators appointed by Bureau telecommunication and Post St. Maarten.

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Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) is the independent regulatory authority for the Telecommunications and Post industry in St. Maarten.
BTP is responsible for the maintenance of a competitive environment in St. Maarten in the industries with which it is tasked to regulate.
BTP executes its tasks through consultations with industry participants and stakeholders, focused on attaining quality and affordable communications for all, working towards establishing an environment that support continuous growth and development within the industries. Read more