BTP hosting Regional ICT Forum

Bureau Telecommunications and Post St. Maarten (BTP) – in collaboration with Internet Society (ISOC) – will be hosting the 3rd Annual Caribbean Peering & Interconnection Forum (CarPIF), to take place in Sonesta Maho Beach Hotel on July 5th and 6th 2017.


The CarPIF is an initiative of the Packet Clearing House (PCH) and the Internet Society, and supported by the Caribbean Telecommunications Union (CTU) and the Caribbean Network Operators’ Group (CaribNOG). It’s a highly recognized forum in the region that offers a platform to acquire knowledge on Internet Development, content delivery & peering, Internet Exchange points and the digital infrastructure as a driver for innovation & economic growth in the Caribbean.


During the upcoming forum, several international speakers will give lectures on a large variety of internet topics such as; ICT infrastructure developments, Internet Exchange Points, local connectivity, E-commerce, digital payments and content delivery.


The Director of BTP, Mr. Anthony Carty, stated that it’s of great importance that regional Internet Exchange Points (IXP) – such as Sint Maarten’s OCIX – are being utilized to its full potential. It allow users to exchange local traffic, and by keeping the internet traffic local, the overall quality will be better, and there will be less latency due to more efficient routing. Another big benefit is that it can also reduce the costs of bandwidth in our region. IXP’s are instrumental in making the internet faster and cheaper, and we therefore give our full support to forums like CarPIF were these important matters will be discussed.


BTP is encouraging all stakeholders in the ICT industry to participate at the CarPIF Forum.  It offers a great opportunity to network, advance business and secure new opportunities for growth.


The event is free of charge, but registration at BTP is required. More information to be found on