Skip to main content

SaskTel completes LTE expansion and boasts largest LTE network in Province

SaskTel completes LTE expansion and boasts largest LTE network in Province

SaskTel today announced it has completed its project to expand LTE coverage throughout Saskatchewan.  SaskTel’s wireless LTE network is the largest LTE network in Saskatchewan and now covers 99% of the residents in the province.  In March, SaskTel capped off the project by expanding LTE coverage for the first time to 79 towers that serve rural areas and communities across Saskatchewan (see the full list of upgraded towers in Appendix A). 

“The government of Saskatchewan understands the importance of providing advanced communications services to all parts of the province,” said Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “The expanded reach of SaskTel’s LTE network is a positive step forward that will have a significant impact on the social and economic development of our residents living in rural Saskatchewan”. 

“Since announcing this project in June of 2016, we have worked diligently to expand LTE to more than 400 towers that serve rural Saskatchewan making our LTE network the largest in Saskatchewan by a wide margin,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “We know that our customers want access to fast and reliable communications services wherever they may go and with the completion of this project their desire has become a reality throughout much of Saskatchewan.” 

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.  Investments like these will ensure that Saskatchewan will continue to receive some of the best communication and entertainment services in the world.  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. 

Added Styles, “Now that we’ve completed the expansion of LTE our focus shifts to future network enhancements, such as the introduction of Voice over LTE (VoLTE), which we expect to begin before the end of 2017”. 

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, 389,000 wireline network accesses, 273,000 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 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

Aberdeen

Fond du Lac

Pelican Narrows

Ahtahkakoop IR

Fort a la Corne

Pinehouse

Allan

Good Spirit Lake

Porcupine Plain

Alvena

Hafford

Prairie River

Anglin Lake

Hoosier

Rabbit Lake

Barford

Ile-a-la-Crosse

Red Earth

Beauval

Kamsack

Sandy Bay

Bjorkdale

Kelliher

Shell Lake

Black Lake

Key Lake

Shoal Lake IR

Buffalo Narrows

Kinistino

Silver Park

Cactus Lake

La Loche

Smeaton

Candle Lake North

La Ronge

Smiley

Canoe Narrows

Langenburg

Smoky Burn

Choiceland

Leroy

Southend

Christopher Lake

Lestock

St. Brieux

Churchbridge

Luseland

Stanley Mission

Collins Bay

Madge Lake

Stony Rapids

Colonsay

Major

Thunder Hills

Crooked River

McArthur River

Viscount

Crystal Lake

McClean Lake Mine

Vonda

Cumberland House

Meath Park

Waskesiu Lake

Dafoe

Missinipe

Weyakwin

Denare Beach

Mistatim

Wollaston Lake

Deschambault Village

Molanosa

Yellow Creek

Elkridge

Montreal Lake

Young

Far IR

Nokomis

 

Farrerdale

Patuanak