Publications

Official publications and press releases from BTP.

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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BTP participates at International Telecom Conference

Aug 08, 2011
Management and Board Members of the Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten attended the 27th annual Conference & Trade Exhibition of the Caribbean Union of Telecommunications Organizations (CANTO) last month. The annual conference was held in Suriname and hosted by Telesur, the largest Telecommunications Service provider in Suriname. This year theme was “Shaping the Future of Information & Communication”.

For more info, see attached document.
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World Telecommunication Information Society Day

May 17, 2011
On May 17th 2011 the world celebrates “World Telecommunication & Information Society Day” (WTISD), the day on which telecommunication users and the telecommunication community worldwide will celebrate the founding of the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in France in 1865.

Check the attached document for more details!
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