Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

“One infrastructure” – most efficient way to restore Telecom

Oct 19, 2017
On September 6th 2017, Sint Maarten got struck by a Category 5+ hurricane with wind gusts up to 221 mph. As a result 13 major cell towers came down, over 30 micro cell sites were severely damaged, and in total close to 65% of the Telecom networks on Sint Maarten were compromised. Due to these major infrastructural damages, phone-, internet-, broadcasting-, and trunking services were jeopardized or limited available in the Irma aftermath.
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Regulator weighs in on free public WIFI discussion

Jul 28, 2017
“The Internet, so embedded in the lives of so many people, acting as the main way for information exchange, that to deny access to everyone in the world is a breach of human rights”, according to the United Nations in their ongoing efforts to protect internet access around the world.
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Internet Forum concluded

Jul 27, 2017
Philipsburg – on July 6th 2017, the last session of the 3rd annual Caribbean Peering Forum, under the theme “Expanding the Caribbean Internet” – took place.
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Caribbean Telecom Conference

Jul 27, 2017
Philipsburg – Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Telecommunication and Transportation (TEATT) Melissa Arrindell-Doncher, accompanied by supporting staff from her cabinet, the tourism authority and Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten, attended the 33rd Annual Conference and Trade Exhibition of CANTO, which took place from 16th to the 19th of July in the Dominican Republic.
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Cyber Security

Jun 19, 2017
he penetration of internet access in the Caribbean region has undoubtedly paved the way for greater access to the information superhighway and the benefits of competing on the global stage. However, with this access comes great responsibility and risk and we will soon learn that ignorance is no excuse and what we don’t know can and will hurt us.
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BTP joins Dutch Caribbean Women's Soccer Cup

Jun 19, 2017
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) recommits its support for the second Dutch Caribbean Women's Soccer Cup (DCWS2017), which will be held on June 23rd -25th, 2017.
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Big Data for Big Impact

May 17, 2017
The Management and Staff of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten is extending sincere congratulations to all organizations and their employees active in the Telecommunications and ICT Industry, for World Telecommunication and Information Society Day 2017.
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Cyber Security

May 09, 2017
The dangers of cyber threats in the Caribbean continue to evolve and spike at a rate never seen before. As the telecoms providers in the Caribbean seek opportunities to increase their revenues through increase internet penetration across the region risks mushrooms. The risks are further compounded as societies transcend geographical and physical borders, and real-time communication and business transactions are rapidly becoming an everyday staple.
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BTP attended the ICT Week

Apr 06, 2017
Philipsburg - Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) represented by Ms. Judianne Labega-Hoeve and Mr. Wijngaarde, participated in the ICT Week & Symposium in Antigua and Barbuda, which was hosted by the Caribbean Telecom Union (CTU).
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BTP Attending

Mar 16, 2017
From March 8th till 10th the Head of the Technical Department of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten, Mr. Sidney de Weever, attended a regional frequency coordination meeting that was hosted by the International Telecom Union (ITU) on the use of the VHF band (174-216MHz) and the UHF band (470-806MHz), which took place in Managua, Nicaragua.
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