SaskTel has recently begun rolling out its 5G network in Lloydminster and Meadow Lake. Delivering hyper-fast data speeds, SaskTel’s 5G network is bringing a new level of connectivity to residents and businesses across Saskatchewan. Currently, SaskTel’s 5G network is available in parts of Lloydminster and throughout Meadow Lake. SaskTel anticipates it will complete the deployment of 5G in Lloydminster by the end of 2023.
“Both SaskTel and the Government of Saskatchewan are firmly committed to ensuring the people of our province have access to the advanced technologies and networks they need to connect with the world,” said Colleen Young, MLA for Lloydminster. “Over the next five years, SaskTel will invest more than $1.6 billion of capital in its networks and operations across Saskatchewan to ensure we remain one of the most well-connected provinces in the country.”
“We’re excited to bring our 5G network to SaskTel customer’s in Meadow Lake and those on the Saskatchewan side of Lloydminster,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO. “With the power of our 5G network at their fingertips, our customers in both communities will be better equipped than ever to connect with and take full advantage of all the opportunities the modern world and digital economy have to offer.”
“Enhancing social and economic interconnectivity has been a long-standing priority for the City of Lloydminster and we appreciate the work being done by SaskTel to provide a full array of communication technology options for the residents and businesses on the Saskatchewan side of our bi-provincial community,” said Gerald Aalbers, Mayor of Lloydminster.
Currently, SaskTel’s 5G network can deliver data speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps), and as it matures the network will provide significantly faster speeds. Other future benefits of 5G will include massive network capacity and ultra-low latency, all of which will enable new use cases for emerging wireless technologies that will be the foundation that next-generation innovations will be built upon.
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.