Revised spectrum coordination agreement

Revised spectrum coordination agreement between Sint Maarten & neighboring islands
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Official publications and press releases from BTP.

Retailer Guide Over-the-Air Digital TV Broadcasts

May 10, 2012
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten made a retailer guide which is designed to help retailers and store personnel prepare for the transition from over-the-air (OTA) analog TV broadcasts to OTA digital TV broadcasts.
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Full transition to DVB-T on January 1st 2013

Apr 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.
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.SX New Internet Domain Country St. Maarten

Apr 17, 2012
On March 20th 2012, Honorable Minister Franklin Meyers (Minister of Telecommunications), Ms. Peggy-Ann Brandon (Director BTP-SXM) and Mr. Normand Fortier (CEO SX Registry). officially launched the new internet domain for country St. Maarten: “ .SX ”. .SX will replace the .AN domain and is another major step in creating a unique identity for new country St. Maarten and promoting autonomy.
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Planning Letter: Updated information NPA 721

Apr 16, 2012
The Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten has provided additional and updated information concerning the implementation of the 721 NPA. Changes were made to contact information, prefix information and test numbers.
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Impoundment illegal wireless communication devices

Mar 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.
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Illegal wireless communication devices

Jan 04, 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.
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Important Info Bulletin: St. Maartens New Dialing Code

Nov 07, 2011
The Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten has provided additional and updated information concerning the implementation of the 721 NPA.
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VHF Radio exams

Nov 02, 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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BTP donates data servers to MPC

Oct 08, 2011
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten donated two HP servers, a Linksys 4 Bay gig network storage system and a large server rack to the IT department of the Milton Peter College in St. Maarten. The data storage system and servers will form a critical part of a network that will execute a number of important functions such as: providing shared access to files, provide central email services, central data management and access control to the network.

For more info, see attached document.
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New tariff structure Communication Industry

Oct 08, 2011
The Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten shall issue on consultation the draft proposal of a new tariff structure for the communications industry on St. Maarten, prior to its presentation to the Government of Sint Maarten. This consultation round is intended to obtain observations and recommendations from participants and stakeholders within the communication industry on St. Maarten, for due incorporation.

For more info, see the attached document.
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