SaskTel's LTE Expansion Reaches a Conclusion

March 30, 2017 by
 
 
SaskTel announced today that their expansion of LTE coverage across Saskatchewan is complete at last! They set out to bring coverage to 99% of the province, and that goal has been reached. SaskTel's wireless network is now the largest LTE network in Saskatchewan.

You can read about the progress of the updrades in our recent stories from February 21st, and just a couple weeks ago on March 13th, 2017.

"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. 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)." - From SaskTel.com

Sources:  SaskTel  |  SaskTel Twitter
 
Posted in: Industry News, Industry Trends, Sasktel


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