Business View Caribbean | July 2019

61 BUSINESS VIEW CARIBBEAN JULY 2019 Tel Em group C onnectivity plays a critical role in every community’s infrastructure. It’s a lifeline in a myriad of ways, something of which St. Maarten was made brutally aware with the onslaught of the Sept. 2017 hurricane season. The island’s primary telecom provider, TelEm Group, was put to the test with getting St. Maarten reconnected and they responded valiantly in record time – living up to their mission tagline: “Connecting You.” Officially registered as Sint Maarten Telecommunication Holding Company N.V., TelEm Group is a government-owned company consisting of Sint Maarten Telecommunication Operating Company N.V.; Sint Maarten Telephone Company N.V. (TelEm); TelCell N.V.; St. Maarten International Telecommunication Services (SMITCOMS) N.V.; SMITCOMS Inc.; SMITCOMS Dominicana Ltd.; and Caribbean Teleview Services N.V. (otherwise known as St. Maarten Cable TV or Cable TV). For its residential and business clients, as well as visitors to St. Maarten, TelEm Group provides a complete range of telecommunication services including landline voice and data services, mobile voice and data services, international voice and bandwidth, cable television services, and internet services. A leader in the local telecom market, the (SINT MAARTEN) CONNECTING YOU