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2015 news releases
December 22, 2015SaskTel expects another busy holiday calling season
SaskTel projects that its customers will make approximately 750,000 long distance calls and send approximately 6 million text messages this Christmas Day, December 25.
December 21, 2015New SaskTel wireless service launches in two northern communities
Today SaskTel announced that the new cellular towers serving the communities of Stony Rapids and Black Lake are fully operational and residents can now enjoy the benefits of SaskTel wireless service.
December 9, 2015SaskTel enhancing LTE capacity in Regina and Saskatoon
SaskTel today announced that it will be adding LTE capacity to its wireless network in Regina and Saskatoon to address the ever-growing customer demand.
December 8, 2015SaskTel employees support local non-profits
SaskTel TelCare is made up of volunteer SaskTel employees who contribute funds through an automatic payroll deduction. SaskTel than matches those yearly totals, donating an additional 50 cents for every dollar employees raise through TelCare.
November 27, 2015Estevan and Weyburn to receive SaskTel infiNET in 2016
SaskTel is pleased to announce that infiNET™, SaskTel’s new Fibre Optic Network, is coming next to the residential areas of Estevan and Weyburn.
November 24, 2015SaskTel makes roaming outside Canada affordable
Today SaskTel announced it will offer new Roam & Relax Travel rates with significant rate reductions for roaming in the United States and in select International locations.
November 19, 2015SaskTel doubles Internet speeds in 10 rural communities
Today SaskTel announced that residents living in 10 rural communities across Saskatchewan will be able to enjoy the benefits of faster High Speed Internet with the introduction of High Speed Advanced Internet.
October 26, 2015SaskTel continues to improve High Speed Internet access and speed in rural SK
Today SaskTel announced that 8 new rural communities will be able to enjoy the benefits of SaskTel High Speed Internet service by mid 2016.
October 19, 2015SaskTel deploys AWS-1 Spectrum to increase LTE capacity and speed
SaskTel today announced the successful deployment of a block of prime AWS-1 spectrum that will significantly increase the capacity and speed of its 4G LTE network in Regina, Saskatoon, Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Yorkton, Swift Current, North Battleford, Estevan, & Weyburn.
October 15, 2015SaskTel extends 4G service to Canoe Lake Cree First Nation and Jans Bay
Today SaskTel announced the launch of wireless cellular service with the turn up of a newly upgraded structure at Canoe Narrows that will serve the communities of Canoe Lake Cree First Nation, Jans Bay and surrounding area.
October 5, 2015SaskTel Announces New Tier III Data Centre in Saskatoon
SaskTel today announced it has started construction of a new certified Tier III Data Centre in Saskatoon.
September 24, 2015New SaskTel Wireless Service launches in two northern communities
Today SaskTel announced that the new cellular towers serving the communities of Wollaston Lake and Fond Du Lac First Nation are fully operational and residents can now enjoy the benefits of SaskTel wireless service.
September 3, 2015Introducing the newly transformed Mysask411 App!
DirectWest, a leading local search and marketing services’ company in Saskatchewan, is very excited to announce the transformation and launch of the new Mysask411 mobile app.
July 31, 2015SaskTel aquires AWS-1 Spectrum from WIND Mobile
SaskTel today announced that Industry Canada has approved the spectrum licence transfer of 2 blocks of prime AWS-1 spectrum from WIND Mobile to SaskTel.
July 9, 2015The Great Saskatchewan Photo Search!
DirectWest, providers of Mysask411, is very excited to announce that photo submission is now live for The Great Saskatchewan Photo Search!
June 24, 2015SaskTel launches new M2M Management Centre
SaskTel today announced the launch of the new Machine to Machine (M2M) Management Centre, an online portal that allows business customers to control and monitor the operational status of their wireless M2M devices while gaining valuable analytics about usage.
June 19, 2015SaskTel adds cellular network capacity to 10 rural communities
SaskTel today announced it will be adding additional capacity to its wireless network in 10 communities in rural Saskatchewan to address the ever-growing customer demand.
May 28, 2015SaskTel launches new Integrated Business Communications (IBC) Solution
SaskTel today announced the commercial launch of its new Integrated Business Communications (IBC) solution.
May 8, 2015Mother’s Day remains a busy calling day for SaskTel
SaskTel again expects Mother’s Day 2015 to be one of the busiest calling days of the year for customers as has been the case for many successive years.
May 7, 2015SaskTel to offer CraveTV to maxTV subscribers
SaskTel today announced that effective May 12, they will be offering CraveTV to maxTV subscribers for a monthly cost of $4 dollars.
May 5, 2015SaskTel named top employer for both young people and workers over 40
SaskTel today announced it was again named one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People by Mediacorp Canada Inc.
April 30, 2015SaskTel 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.
April 24, 2015SaskTel Hosts Grand Opening Celebration at New Regina Store
Today SaskTel announced they are celebrating their new Regina retail store location by hosting grand opening events tomorrow, Saturday April 25, 2015.
April 23, 2015SaskTel to launch pay with your phone capability
Today SaskTel announced that they launched a new mobile payments solution effective April 22, 2015, allowing customers to make purchases using only their mobile device and their banks mobile payments application.
April 22, 2015SaskTel again named one of Canada’s Greenest Employers for 7th Year
SaskTel today announced they have been named one of Canada’s Top Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the 7th consecutive year.
April 21, 2015SaskTel and Saskatchewan Country Music Association to offer free live broadcast of 26th Annual SCMA Gala Awards on maxTV
SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the 26th Annual Saskatchewan Country Music Association (SCMA) Gala Awards Show on Sunday, April 26, 2015.
April 21, 2015SaskTel launches infiNET in Swift Current
Today SaskTel announced that they are commercially launching infiNET, SaskTel’s new Fibre Optic Network, to residential areas of Swift Current.
April 13, 2015SaskTel reports 2014 net income of $76.4 million
SaskTel today reported 2014 net income of $76.4 million and operating revenues of $1.231 billion, up $25.3 million from 2013.
April 9, 2015SaskTel announces 2015 Saskatchewan Network investment
Today SaskTel announced that it will invest approximately $313 million in overall capital expenditures in Saskatchewan in 2015, with approximately $177 million dollars being allocated towards its core Saskatchewan network.
April 6, 2015SaskTel increasing 4G capacity in another 62 Communities
SaskTel today announced it will be adding additional capacity to its 4G wireless network at 63 tower locations that will enhance service to the following 62 communities and surrounding areas across rural Saskatchewan to address the ever-growing customer demand.
April 1, 2015Introducing the newly transformed, Mysask411.com!
DirectWest, a leading local search and marketing services company in Saskatchewan, is very excited to announce the launch and transformation of its local search website, Mysask411.com!
March 31, 2015SaskTel named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers for 5th Year
SaskTel today announced they have been named one of Canada’s Best Diversity Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the fifth consecutive year.
March 23, 2015SaskTel launches new billing system for Wireless services
SaskTel today announced the launch of a new billing system for wireless services. Beginning in the May bill cycle, customers will see a simplified bill that is streamlined and easier to understand.
March 5, 2015SaskTel continues High Speed Internet upgrades in Saskatchewan
Today SaskTel announced that residents of Sturgeon Lake First Nation and Wahpeton Dakota First Nation will be automatically upgraded at no additional cost to a faster High Speed Internet service with the launch of SaskTel High Speed Basic Internet that provides speeds of up to 5 Mbps download.
February 17, 2015SaskTel High Speed Fusion Now Available to New Customers in 8 Locations
Today, SaskTel announced that High Speed Fusion Internet, a fixed wireless LTE-TDD service, is now available to new subscribers being serviced from the following tower locations: Calder, Pangman, Regina Beach, South Corman Park, Spy Hill, Strasbourg, Waldron and Warman.
February 4, 2015SaskTel named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers for ninth consecutive year
Today SaskTel announced that it has been named one of Saskatchewan’s Top Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. for the ninth consecutive year.
February 4, 2015SaskTel increasing 4G capacity in another 17 resort communities
SaskTel today announced it will be adding additional capacity to its 4G wireless network in 17 resort communities across rural Saskatchewan to address the ever-growing customer demand
February 3, 2015SaskTel completes High Speed Internet expansions and upgrades in rural Saskatchewan
Today SaskTel announced the completion of a two year rural program that provided residents in 54 communities in Saskatchewan access to High Speed Internet service and residents in an additional 251 communities access to at least double the speeds they previously had for High Speed Internet service.
February 2, 2015SaskTel to turn down WBBI service January 30, 2015
Today SaskTel announced that as a result of the successful migration of WBBI (Wireless Broadband Internet) customers to the new High Speed Fusion Internet service, a fixed wireless LTE-TDD service, SaskTel officially shut down the WBBI service on January 30, 2015.
January 27, 2015SaskTel and the CURLSASK to offer free live broadcast of SaskTel Men’s Tankard Semi-Final and Final Games on SaskTel maxTV
SaskTel maxTV™ customers will have the exclusive opportunity to watch free live coverage of the SaskTel Men’s Tankard semi-final and final on Sunday, February 8, 2015.
January 14, 2015SaskTel International launches Robust SaaS OSS suite
SaskTel International (SI), a leading-edge communications software and services solution provider, has announced the launch of a robust suite of Operations Support System (OSS) software solutions via a new Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model.
January 9, 2015SaskTel employees give back to local non-profits
SaskTel and employees participating in TelCare, the Crown Corporation’s Employee Donation Benevolent Fund, contribute $313,261 to Saskatchewan non-profit organizations in 2014.
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Michelle Englot, SaskTel Director of External Communications
Greg Jacobs, SaskTel External Communications
Tim Jones, SaskTel Manager of External Communications