Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

Registration .SX internet domain

Aug 24, 2012
On September 22, 2012, SX Registry will officially launch the local Sint Maarten Priority Phase, allowing local businesses and residents to register their .sx internet domain.
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Consumer Affairs BTP-SXM fully operational

Jul 09, 2012
Starting today the Consumer Affairs department of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP-SXM) is fully operational and St. Maarten residents and businesses are now able to seek for advice or file a complaint about issue's or disputes they are experiencing with their telecommunications and post service providers.
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Sint Maarten (.SX) new LACTLD member

Jun 27, 2012
On June 25th, SX Registry which manages the .SX domain representing the country code of Sint Maarten, officially joined Latin America and the Caribbean TLD Association during the 44th ICANN Meeting in Prague. SX Registry's CEO, Normand Fortier stated that: "It was most important for Sint Maarten to join this association as Sint Maarten will now have an equal voice regarding Top Level Domain issues, along with Aruba, Curaçao and Anguilla who are already members.
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New Exit Code Country St. Maarten; 011

May 28, 2012
Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten takes this opportunity to address that today, May 28th 2012, a new exit code is introduced to St. Maarten: “011” . This as part of St. Maarten’s transition to the North American Numbering Plan. Starting today, exit code 011 will be the new code to dial OUT of St. Maarten when making an international call and will replace 00.
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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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