SaskTel has expanded its 5G network to the communities of Baildon, Craik, Davidson, Ituna, Turtleford, and the Nekaneet First Nation. Delivering hyper-fast data speeds, SaskTel’s 5G network is bringing a new level of wireless connectivity to residents and businesses across Saskatchewan.
“Our government recognizes how important wireless connectivity has become in the modern world, especially in rural areas and communities where more services are reliant on wireless networks,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel . “I am extremely pleased with the work SaskTel is doing to bring their 5G wireless network to all corners of Saskatchewan, so that everyone benefits from this incredible technology.”
“As Saskatchewan’s homegrown communications provider, we’re firmly committed to ensuring our customers have access to the tools and technologies they need to connect to what matters most to them,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel President and CEO. “The investments we’re making to rapidly expand our 5G wireless and fibre networks will ensure Saskatchewan remains one of the most connected regions in Canada. Additionally, these investments will help foster the type of innovation and technological advancements needed to transform Saskatchewan into the smart province of the future.”
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 network 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 ensure Saskatchewan families and businesses continue to have access to some of the best communication and entertainment services available anywhere in the world.
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.