Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

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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1-721: New Dialing code country St. Maarten

Oct 08, 2011
September 30th 2011 will mark the commencement of the use of the dialing code 1-721 for St. Maarten. During the Permissive Dialing Period September 30th, 2011- September 30th 2012 calls to St. Maarten using either 00-599 or 1-721 shall be processed regularly be it that callers using 00-599 shall be advised that the dialing code has changed and the new code should be used.

For more info see attached document.
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Work visit BTP Paris and Den Haag

Oct 08, 2011
Representatives of Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten traveled to Paris and Den Haag for introductory meetings with representatives of French and Dutch Telecommunication regulators for open discussions on general topics such as: cooperation, spectrum and numbering matters.

For more info see attached document.
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BTP hosts the annual frequency coordination meeting

Oct 08, 2011
On Monday June 27th 2011 the Annual Frequency Coordination Meeting with telecommunication regulators from the neighboring islands hosted by Bureau Telecommunications Post St. Maarten kicked-off. From June 27th until June 29th officials from Anguilla, St. Martin, St. Barths, Saba, St. Eustatius, and St. Maarten come together in Divi Beach Resort St. Maarten to discuss and agree on the coordinated use of the frequency spectrum between the islands.
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Extensive tower scan’s st. maarten’s mobile network

Oct 08, 2011
Bureau of Telecommunication and Post St. Maarten is currently executing tower scans on strategically chosen transmitter sites on St. Maarten and St. Martin Mobile Networks with the aim to identify potential infringements of the frequency coordination agreement between Anguilla, France and Netherlands Antilles telecommunications authorities as it relates to intentional coverage of foreign territories by neighboring operators.
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