St. Maarten News – TelEm Group management marked of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day yesterday by spotlighting ongoing plans to create an island-wide fiber optic network that will revolutionize telecommunication services on St. Maarten.
The company’s hopes lie in the expansion of a “Smart City” program in which three districts have been chosen to test out fiber-to-the-home connections for a wider fiber optic network.
“Not only will the new technology enable exciting new telecommunication features in the home and office at previously unattainable speeds, it will also pave the way for a host of new business opportunities for creative and the innovative individuals in the community,” the company said in a press statement.
Addressing these developments, TelEm Group’s Chief Financial Officer Helma Etnel said that once again the company is ahead of the game in anticipating the theme of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day today: ICT entrepreneurship for social impact.
“We are already laying the groundwork for future entrepreneurial activity and indeed, we believe that once we have rolled out our fiber optic network to the homes and businesses the impact on everyone on St. Maarten will be incalculable,” Etnel said.
She said just the possibilities offered by e-learning; cloud computing, virtual environments, web hosting; apps development; call center management; data storage, online security camera systems, and entertainment possibilities are only some of the new business opportunities that otherwise would not be available.
Source: Today SXM TelEm management highlights fiber to the home project