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BTP & ANFR

Bilateral Meeting

Published on: Dec 18, 2015
The Director of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten, Mr. Anthony Carty and Chief Operating Officer Mr. Giovanni King met with representatives of the French Frequency Administrator (ANFR) Mr. Cedric Perros and Ms. Lana Rakotondradalo, to discuss regulatory matters and coordinate the use of LTE Spectrum and future spectrum needs on St. Martin/ Sint Maarten.
LTE is the abbreviation for “Long Term Evolution”, and is a standard for wireless communication that allows for high speed internet service on mobile devices. Once implemented and managed properly, LTE can be very beneficial for the end-users. With much higher upload- and downloads speeds, users will be able to make use of a much larger variety of mobile applications and internet services.

To ensure a seamless migration to this new technology, BTP and ANFR are working diligently to allocate available frequencies to the Mobile Operators, and coordinate the usage of LTE spectrum. This is needed for a successful deployment of LTE networks on St. Martin/ Sint Maarten.

Director of BTP, Mr. Anthony Carty stated: “the migration to LTE standards is a major step in increasing the user experience of consumers. On this new platform more mobile users will be able to access high speed internet. Services such as video surveillance, banking, conferencing, e-learning and e-health will all be seamlessly working together on their mobile devices”. The director continued: “we applaud those who already adopted the new LTE standards, and we will be working close together with other Mobile Operators to assist them in the possible future deployment of their 4G LTE networks”.