Released on July 4, 2018
SaskTel announced plans today to improve 4G LTE cellular services in 43 rural communities throughout rural Saskatchewan by deploying a small cell site solution.
Today’s announcement includes the first 43 locations of Phase 2 of the Government of Saskatchewan’s December 2017 announcement of a four-phase initiative to provide rural communities with enhanced access to reliable cellular and high speed internet services. The upgrades on the first 43 towers will be completed by March 31, 2019 and the remaining 57 locations for Phase 2 will be announced when details are finalized.
“Our government understands that having access to fast and reliable communications services are vital in today’s digital world,” Minister Responsible for SaskTel Don Morgan said. “This most recent round of wireless upgrades from SaskTel will greatly benefit many residents, farms, and businesses who call rural Saskatchewan home.”
“Today’s announcement further demonstrates our commitment to deliver world-class communications services to our customers throughout the province,” SaskTel Acting President and CEO Doug Burnett said. “These upgrades will help bolster our network and add capacity to address the ever-growing demand for wireless data.”
See the attached appendix for a full list of towers to be upgraded.
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 607,000 wireless accesses, 356,000 wireline network accesses, 279,000 internet accesses and 111,000 maxTV subscribers. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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