SaskTel to expand LTE to 99% of Saskatchewan residents by April

9 Dec 2016

Canadian provincial telecoms operator SaskTel has expanded coverage of its LTE network to more than 50 towers across Southwestern Saskatchewan, as part of an extensive rollout campaign that will see 4G services brought to 99% of the province’s population by April 2017. The firm, which claims approximately 1.4 million customer connections, including 617,000 wireless accesses, added that the deployment will lay the groundwork for future network enhancements, such as the introduction voice-over-LTE (VoLTE).

‘This expansion illustrates our commitment to delivering world class communication and entertainment services to our customers,’ commented Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO, adding: ‘As the leading Saskatchewan-based communications provider, we will continue to make important investments in our networks that will benefit all parts of the province.’ The rollout of LTE is part of SaskTel’s commitment to invest over CAD300 million (USD226.9 million) in capital in Saskatchewan in 2016/17 and CAD1.4 billion until 2021. SakTel is a wholly owned subsidiary of Crown Investments Corporation (CIC), the holding company for Saskatchewan’s commercial Crown corporations.

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