I had the following inquiry today, Saturday …
I’m flying from Ft. Lauderdale to St. Maarten this afternoon, and if at all possible, I would like to take a cradle point modem with me.
I would very much like to discuss which modem is best for my needs in my cellular market, and would like to purchase one this morning.
I wrote back … (and also called him by phone)
As in last season, 4G Wi-Max service in St. Maarten is available from both CaribeServe and Scarlet. CaribServe boxes can be rented from most major marinas, as well as from The Business Point at Simpson Bay Yacht Club. Scarlet boxes can be rented at their location on Welfare Road
But I also did a little looking into this WiMax thing from the links on that page that I found. (Noting that I used to maintain a page about Bahamas / Caribbean Cellular – but it got unwieldy and I stopped maintaining it.)
FIRST St. Maarten map from http://www.st-maarten.com/index.php/yachts-the-business-point
Scarlet St. Maarten – WiMax Coverage Map
Caribserv – WiMax Coverage Map.
* So, yes, it looks like they have WIMAX there. And it doesn’t seem to be too fast compared to 4G LTE.
Cradlepoint, as mentioned, does make routers that take plug in cards. They also supposedly have some routers that support WiMax. But hey, I thought Wimax went out with the dinosaurs? We’ll see what happens.
Alan Spicer Marine Telecom
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