Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, 06/09/2011 - SaskTel has expanded its 4G wireless network to 15 more locations across the province of Saskatchewan.
of the 4G network is a significant development for SaskTel and its
customers in Saskatchewan," said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for
SaskTel. "SaskTel 4G wireless coverage is already available to more than
98% of the population."
"Our 4G wireless network delivers increased bandwidth, greater
international roaming and a wider selection of wireless devices," said
Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. "4G is the new industry standard
and will enable SaskTel to make a smooth transition to future
generations of wireless technology."
The 15 tower locations, along with 4G coverage details, are:
• Hubbard: provides coverage to the area south of Ituna including Star
Blanket Cree Nation, Little Black Bear First Nation, and highways 15 and
The 4G network provides increased bandwidth with download speeds
approximately 4 times faster than existing speeds (up to 21 megabits per
second, and up to 42 megabits per second in Regina and Saskatoon after
an upgrade to be complete by this summer). It is also compatible with
approximately 80% of all networks across the world and international
roaming customers will be able to use their SaskTel 4G device on 4G
The current SaskTel 4G device line-up includes:
SaskTel plans to support the existing CDMA digital network for the
foreseeable future to ensure that all wireless customers continue to
enjoy a full selection of wireless services that best suit their needs.
Customers can now choose from a wide range of devices for both the
existing CDMA network and the new 4G network.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the
leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.1
billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections
including over 568,000 wireless accesses, 528,000 wireline network
accesses, 230,000 internet accesses and 85,000 MaxTM (TV) subscribers.
SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services
including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, national
security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In
addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project
consulting in countries around the world. In 2010, SaskTel contributed
over $678 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with
Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit
organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a
workforce of approximately 4,800 employees.
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