LTE network improvements

LTE Network Improvements

Last Updated: December 31, 2017

SaskTel is working to deliver the LTE experience you expect, and many ongoing improvements have already been made to our world-class LTE network. With the engineering improvements SaskTel has completed over the past several months, such as cellular site additions, high capacity equipment installations, software upgrades, network optimization, and adding radio spectrum, we have provided an approximate 50% overall performance improvement for our customers. Call drops have been reduced to under 1%, with call completions at 98%. While technology will never be 100% reliable, SaskTel continues to work on improving our network.

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In-service dates shown are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Type of improvement definitions

Type of improvement Definition
850 Carrier Improves network capacity and in-building signal strength
Addition of cell tower(s) Increase coverage area
Adjustment of antenna(s) Improve the signal strength
Additions of carrier(s) Address network congestion
Additional Radio Network Controller(s) Increase network capacity province-wide
Bedroom Community Carrier Addition(s) Enhance coverage in bedroom communities surrounding Regina and Saskatoon by adding 850 Mhz and 1900 Mhz carriers.
COW (Cellsite on Wheels) A temporary and portable network tower that can be deployed at a remote site to provide or increase network strength.
Rooftop A small tower installed on the rooftop of a building to provide cellular service to the surrounding area.
Stealth A freestanding tower that is housed within a large tube-like structure, that provides cellular service to the surrounding area.
Streetlight A small device installed on a streetlight to provide additional network capacity and coverage in the surrounding area.