BT&P is a public law entity with a semi-autonomous status. It resorts under the jurisdiction of the Minister of Transport & Communication and is supervised by the State Secretary of Transport & Communication. A dynamic and quality focused organization with headquarters in Curaçao and an office in St. Maarten, BT&P runs its own administration and has full managerial control over its finances and internal affairs. As the regulatory agent, BT&P promotes the interests of consumers, providers and the government regarding telecommunications and postal matters in the Netherlands Antilles. Apart from the issuing of licenses and concessions and law enforcement, we make sure the infrastructures available comply with standards and advice the government on telecom and postal issues.
The Netherlands Antilles has one of the most advanced telecommunication networks in the Caribbean. The telecommunication legislation is among the most progressive of the region. Recently, BT&P drafted a state-of-the-art legislation to replace the telecom act of 1996. This ‘new telecom law’ will align telecommunication policy with worldwide requirements.