SaskTel expands 5G to the Town of Davidson and more communities across Saskatchewan
November 29, 2022
Photo courtesy of the Town of Davidson
Today, SaskTel announced it has expanded its 5G network to the communities of Baildon, Craik, Davidson, Ituna, Turtleford, and the Nekaneet First Nation. Delivering hyper-fast data speeds, SaskTel’s 5G network is bringing a new level of wireless connectivity to residents and businesses across Saskatchewan.
“Our government recognizes how important wireless connectivity has become in the modern world, especially in rural areas and communities where more services are reliant on wireless networks,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “I am extremely pleased with the work SaskTel is doing to bring their 5G wireless network to all corners of Saskatchewan, so that everyone benefits from this incredible technology.”
“As Saskatchewan’s homegrown communications provider, we’re firmly committed to ensuring our customers have access to the tools and technologies they need to connect to what matters most to them,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “The investments we’re making to rapidly expand our 5G wireless and fibre networks will ensure Saskatchewan remains one of the most connected regions in Canada. Additionally, these investments will help foster the type of innovation and technological advancements needed to transform Saskatchewan into the smart province of the future.”
Powered by Samsung, SaskTel’s 5G network can reach speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps) allowing customers to connect faster than ever before. Future benefits of the 5G network once fully deployed will include incredible capacity and ultra-low latency, enabling new use cases for wireless technology that will be the foundation that next-generation innovations will be built upon.
More than a network upgrade, SaskTel 5G will support more data-driven smart solutions for agriculture and other industries that will help to drive economic development and prosperity across the province.
The continued expansion of its 5G network is a direct result of SaskTel’s commitment to invest more than $1.5 billion of capital across Saskatchewan over the next five years. These investments will ensure Saskatchewan families and businesses continue to have access to some of the best communication and entertainment services available anywhere in the world.
In order to connect to its 5G network, SaskTel customers need to be within a 5G coverage area, have a 5G capable device that is certified for use on the SaskTel 5G network, and subscribe to a 5G compatible wireless plan.
For more information about SaskTel’s 5G network, www.sasktel.com/5g.
SaskTel is the leading Information and Communications Technology (ICT) provider in Saskatchewan, with approximately $1.3 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including more than 647,000 wireless accesses, 273,000 wireline network accesses, 293,000 internet and data accesses, 110,000 maxTV service subscribers, and 78,000 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 3,300 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs). Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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