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SaskTel expanding LTE in Southwest Saskatchewan

SaskTel expanding LTE in Southwest Saskatchewan

SaskTel today announced that it has expanded LTE coverage to more than 50 towers throughout Southwestern Saskatchewan.  This expansion is the first wave of towers to be upgraded to LTE as part of SaskTel’s commitment to bring LTE to 99% of the population of Saskatchewan by April 2017.

“Our government is committed to investing in the future success of this province,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.  “Today’s announcement is a positive step forward that will improve wireless service for a large number of people in our province.”

“This expansion illustrates our commitment to delivering world class communication and entertainment services to our customers,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “As the leading Saskatchewan-based communications provider, we will continue to make important investments in our networks that will benefit all parts of the province.”

With LTE, SaskTel customers have the freedom to watch HD movies, stream music, share pictures and videos, and play games all at speeds that are up to 10 times faster than on 4G.  In addition, the deployment of LTE will lay the groundwork for future network enhancements, such as the introduction Voice over LTE (VoLTE).

The expansion of LTE is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest over $300 million in capital in Saskatchewan in 2016/17 and $1.4 billion through 2016-2021. 

About SaskTel

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 617,000 wireless accesses, 395,000 wireline network accesses, 272,000 Internet accesses and over 110,000 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 sasktel.com.

For more information, please contact:

Greg Jacobs, SaskTel Manager of External Communications
Phone: 306.777.3433   
Email: Greg.Jacobs@sasktel.com 

 

Appendix A – Tower Locations

Antelope Lake Mankota West
Assiniboia South of HWY 1 & East of HWY 21
North of Assiniboia Maple Creek
Bengough McCord 
Blumenhof Nekaneet IR
Carmichael Orkney
Climax  Ponteix
Consul South of Ponteix & East of Grid RD 628
Coronach Richmound
North of Crichton South of Richmond & East of HWY 635
South of HWY 1 & West of Piapot Rockglen Mobility
Cummings  Rush Lake
Cypress Hills  Scout Lake
Divide Shaunavon
Eastend  North of HWY 13 & East of Instow
Ernfold South of Shaunovan & East of HWY 37
South of Fox Valley & West of HWY 21 Stone & Grid RD 633
East of Fox Valley & South of Sceptre Sidewood
North of Fox Valley & East of HWY 21 Swift Current Cypress Health Region Office
Gravelbourg  Swift Current Credit Union Iplex
Gull Lake  Swift Current Living Sky Casino
Herbert Swift Current Heights Neighbourhood
Hodgeville  Swift Current Burnett Recreational Site
Kincaid Tompkins 
Lac Pelletier  Vanguard
Lafleche Webb
Leader  Wood Mountain
Limerick