Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

BTP Issues Warning

Jun 16, 2016
In the second week of June Technicians of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) performed regular inspections, whereby it was discovered that a large business establishment on St. Maarten is illegally selling Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) phones to St. Maarten/St. Martin residents.
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Agreements Made

Jun 15, 2016
The Regulatory Administrations of St. Maarten, France, Anguilla and the State of the Netherlands representing Saba and St. Eustatius, met in Anguilla from June 8th till June 10th, on FM, UHF and Mobile frequency coordination and monitoring.
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Regulator participated in Telecom Mini-MBA

May 18, 2016
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten staff members Sidney de Weever & Ryan Wijngaarde participated in a 5-day Telecom Mini MBA at the TDC in Philipsburg, to extend their knowledge on the a large variety of Telecom related topics & future developments in the industry.
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Regulator Monitors Qos Of Telecom Operators

Apr 13, 2016
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten purchased advanced measurement probes to effectively measure the quality of Telecommunications services provided by the St. Maarten Telecommunications Operators.
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Regulator Performes Site Inspection On Fort William Hill

Mar 09, 2016
In the first week of March, Head of the Technical Department of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten, Mr. Sidney de Weever, performed a site inspection at one of the larger transmission sites on St. Maarten that is located on Fort William Hill.
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Regulator Participates In Regional Telecom Workshops

Feb 12, 2016
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) represented by Ryan Wijngaarde, participated in regional workshops during the CANTO 32nd AGM & Mini Exhibition that took place in Haiti in the first week of February.
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Mobile Interference Issue Resolved

Feb 11, 2016
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) worked diligently together with the Regulatory Authority of St. Kitts (NTCR) to resolve interference issues, and can confirm that the mobile spectrum in St. Maarten is now free of the unwanted signals originated from St. Kitts, within the UMTS spectrum bands.
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Regulator Takes Action

Feb 01, 2016
PHILIPSBURG – Inspectors of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten performed extensive spectrum measurements over the past 3 months and found clear indications that certain French entities or persons are illegally providing broadband services to end-users on the Dutch side, which is in direct violation of Telecom laws on both sides of the island.
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Regulator Investigates Interference On Mobile Network Telcel

Jan 18, 2016
In December 2015 Mobile Operator TelCell filed a complaint at St. Maarten’s Telecom Regulator Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) concerning potential interference that is affecting their Mobile Network and causing difficulties to their customers in using data services and making and receiving mobile calls.
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Minister Of Teatt, Hon. Ms. Arrindell

Jan 18, 2016
PHILIPSBURG - On January 7th 2016 the Director of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten Mr. Anthony Carty received Minister of Tourism, Economic Affairs, Transport & Telecommunications (TEATT) Honorable Ms. Ingrid Arrindell together with supporting staff, for an introductory meeting.
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