SaskTel has expanded its 5G network to a number of rural communities, including the Town of Lumsden – see table below for full list. Delivering hyper-fast data speeds, SaskTel’s 5G network is bringing a new level of wireless connectivity to residents and businesses across Saskatchewan.
“Saskatchewan people will continue to benefit from some of the best communications technologies and solutions available in the world today, thanks to SaskTel’s ongoing efforts to expand both their 5G wireless and fibre optic broadband networks across the province,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel.
“As Saskatchewan’s leading communications provider, we understand how important connectivity has become in the modern world and remain as committed as ever to ensuring our customers have access to the digital tools and technologies they need to connect to what matters most to them,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO.
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 and infiNET networks 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 help Saskatchewan accelerate its transition to becoming a smart province and ensure it remains one of the most well connected regions in the country.
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.