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Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

MOBILE OPERATORS AGREE TO NETWORK SHARING IN CASE OF CRISIS

Jun 20, 2018
On June 20th 2018, Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) – the Telecom Regulator of country St. Maarten - met with Management of the Telem Group of Companies and UTS to coordinate telecom recovery efforts in the event St. Maarten get hit by a hurricane or any other natural disaster.
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GDPR Info session - hosted by BTP - concluded

Jun 06, 2018
On Friday, June 1st 2018 Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) hosted an info-session on the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is a regulation in EU law that was approved by the European Union on April 14th 2016, and set to come into force on May 25th 2018.
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Presentation Head Technical Department BTP during Lacnic 29

May 31, 2018
Head of the Technical Department of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten Mr. Sidney de Weever participated during the "Lacnic 29", which is considered to be one of the most important Internet events in the region that brings together experts and representatives of academia, civil society, the private sector, governments, and the telecommunications industry.
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GDPR Info Session

May 31, 2018
May 25th 2018 marks the entry into force of the European Union’s General Data Privacy Regulation (GDPR), a law that will advance rights of EU data subjects and improve privacy protection online.
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Lawful Basis GDPR

May 23, 2018
Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Directive 95/46/EC (General Data Protection Regulation). Attached: The General Data Protection Regulation (EU 2016/679)
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Fines up to 20 million Euros

May 21, 2018
The General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, (EU Regulation 2016/679) is a regulation in EU law that was approved by the European Union on April 14th 2016, and set to come into force on May 25th 2018. It’s one of the most significant and wide-ranging pieces of legislation passed relating to technology and the internet, with new guidelines that are better suited to the modern, technology-dominated world.
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“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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