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SaskTel launches new Ultra-High Bandwidth Wavelength Service

SaskTel launches new Ultra-High Bandwidth Wavelength Service

Today SaskTel announced the launch of SaskTel Wavelength service, a solution that offers businesses up to 10 Gigabits per second (Gbps) of dedicated bandwidth to support latency sensitive networking applications.  This new service provides protection for disaster recovery, off-site data back-up, and inter-connection of storage area networks.  The service is now available to retail & wholesale business customers in Regina, White City, and Saskatoon.

“SaskTel strives to provide our customers with advanced and reliable solutions that allow them to conduct business in today’s technologically driven world.” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO.  “We are very excited to launch this service and continue to demonstrate our dedication and commitment to our customers by providing them with quality end-to-end Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions.”

Using Wavelength Division Multiplexing (WDM) technologies and SaskTel’s world-class fibre network infrastructure, this new service will provide customers with the bandwidth and reliability needed to support large and frequent data transfers, latency-sensitive functions, and various networking applications.

Some of the key benefits of this new service include:

Fast speeds and high network performance. With up to 10 Gbps bandwidth on each wavelength, customers get a reliable, dedicated connection with extremely low network delay.

  • Reliable bandwidth guarantee. SaskTel’s protected Wavelength service is offered with a 99.999% uptime guarantee. SaskTel’s WDM networks are designed to provide multiple fibre paths to provide full physical network diversity for customers who need guaranteed network availability between mission critical sites.
  • Service performance monitoring and network protection. Customers’ get a fully managed network service providing 24/7/365 priority network monitoring and technical support from SaskTel Network Operations.  SaskTel proactively monitors the service for impairments and promptly responds to network alarms.

For more information about this new service, please see www.sasktel.com/wavelength

About SaskTel

SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 618,000 wireless accesses, 437,000 wireline network accesses, 258,000 Internet accesses and over 103,000 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.

For media inquiries only, please contact:

Tara Tibeau, SaskTel Manager of External Communication
306-777-4548
tara.tibeau@sasktel.com