Samsung to Open Regional Office in Regina to Support 5G Deployment and Innovation in Saskatchewan
December 1, 2021
Samsung Electronics Canada Co. Ltd. today announced the establishment of a new regional office in Regina, Saskatchewan to support its growing relationship with SaskTel and commitment to bringing transformational 5G wireless services and solutions to the Province, its people, and businesses.
“This announcement is further validation of our government’s work to build a stronger, more innovative economy, and will allow both SaskTel and Samsung to expedite the deployment of 5G and 5G solutions in Saskatchewan,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “As wireless technology continues to redefine how we live and work, our government will continue doing all we can to pave the way for future growth and success in all of Saskatchewan’s industries and sectors.”
“We are pleased to continue building our relationship with SaskTel and supporting the growth of Saskatchewan’s burgeoning technology sector,” said Jeff Jo, President and CEO of Samsung Electronics Canada. “The opening of a Samsung office in Regina underscores our commitment to ensuring a successful, end-to-end 5G network deployment for SaskTel, and enabling the foundation for next-generation innovations such as smart cities, immersive healthcare, agri-tech solutions and next-level gaming. We look forward to building on Samsung’s strong networks presence in Canada and around the world, and to delivering the unparalleled levels of performance and efficiency offered by 5G.”
Based in downtown Regina, Samsung’s new regional office will support the deployment of 5G network capabilities and solutions in the province. In March 2021, it was announced that Samsung would supply all hardware, software, and associated expertise to deploy SaskTel’s 5G solutions.
“At SaskTel, we are committed to providing the very best services to our customers to help them meet the demands of an ever more connected world,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “Collaborating with Samsung for 5G and having them now situated close to our head office in Regina will give us the chance to explore more opportunities that will benefit Saskatchewan people and the economy.”
SaskTel plans to begin deploying its 5G network on a limited basis by the end of 2021, with wider deployment planned for 2022 in Regina and Saskatoon. Some of the key benefits of 5G include increased data speeds, reliability, ultra-low latency and capacity. These capabilities are powering advanced solutions for remote work, and virtual health, as well as new applications for agriculture, manufacturing and mining. Samsung’s mobile offerings are also built to support 5G, delivering enhanced experiences for consumers that include uninterrupted video streaming, hyper-fast download speeds and improved connectivity.
For more information on Samsung’s 5G deployment in Saskatchewan, visit https://news.samsung.com/global/sasktel-selects-samsung-for-5g-network-deployment
About Samsung Electronics Canada Inc.
Samsung Electronics Canada inspires Canadians to reach their full potential through a transformative ecosystem of products and services that deliver innovation and distinct design to every aspect of their connected lives. The company is redefining the worlds of TVs, smartphones, virtual reality and wearable devices, tablets and digital appliances. In 2021, Samsung was ranked as one of Canada's "Most Reputable Companies" in Léger's Corporate Reputation Study. Dedicated to helping make a difference in the lives of Canadians, Samsung's award-winning corporate giving initiatives support public education and health-related issues in communities across the country. To discover more, please visit www.samsung.com.
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with over $1.3 billion in annual revenue and approximately 1.4 million customer connections including 639,000 wireless accesses, 289,000 wireline network accesses, 289,000 internet accesses, 114,000 maxTV subscribers, and 81,000 security monitoring customers. 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 3,400 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.