SaskTel announced on Friday that it had completed CDMA2000 1xEV-DO Rev A upgrades to its wireless networks serving Moose Jaw, Caron, Pense, Melville, Benson, Smiley and Stoughton. Users covered by the new service can browse websites, send e-mail, download audio and video files or upload information up to 20 times faster than on the 1x system. Peak average download speeds will range from 2Mbps to 2.3Mbps. The Rev A upgrade is part of an ongoing CAD11.3 million (USD8.9 million) SaskTel project to expand or improve EV-DO service in 64 locations across its home province of Saskatchewan, which brings the company’s total investment in digital cellular services to date to over CAD170 million.
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