SaskTel and Samsung Canada are proud to power this year’s Canadian Western Agribition (CWA) with an upgraded 5G network, connecting CWA visitors and vendors to a fast, reliable network experience.
SaskTel’s 5G network, powered by Samsung, is equipping CWA with ultra-fast connectivity as thousands of guests from around the world come together for Canada’s epic agriculture event.
As Canada’s largest livestock show, CWA takes place over six days in Regina, Saskatchewan and hosts thousands of guests. In 2022, SaskTel and Samsung significantly enhanced the network’s capacity from the year prior through upgraded and expanded equipment onsite at the Regina Exhibition Association Ltd. (REAL) District. Samsung provided its 24 radios and three CDUs to enable a seamless calling and network experience for its guests.
In 2022, throughout the week the event took place, CWA hosted over 100,000 visitors who were able to seamlessly make and receive calls and access high-speed internet on the SaskTel network. Additionally, an increased 4G LTE and 3.5GHz spectrum enabled peak speeds of 900Mbps for those onsite, with 400Mbps download speed during peak busy hours – powering strong connections for vendors and visitors to connect with one another and share their experiences.
“Canadian Western Agribition is a significant event that deserves a strong network,” said Stephen Wiktorski, Vice President and Head of Networks, Samsung Canada. “Together with SaskTel, we are proud to provide Canada’s agricultural community with strong connectivity to share the exciting moments, actions and experiences that bring us together.”
“Samsung is an excellent partner and has been instrumental in the deployment of SaskTel’s 5G network,” said Chad Olson, Chief Technology Officer, SaskTel. “At SaskTel, we recognize that advanced connectivity has become a critical factor for success in the ag sector and we are thrilled to show what our 5G network can do when thousands of producers come from around the world to attend this year’s Canadian Western Agribition in Regina.”
“As the Canadian Western Agribition continues to grow and evolve as a world class event, we are grateful to have partners in SaskTel and Samsung to ensure our show provides the best network quality for our vendors and guests.” said Shaun Kindopp, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Western Agribition.
SaskTel and Samsung first brought 5G connectivity to Saskatchewan in 2021, bringing ultra-fast data speeds, enhanced capacity and ultra-low latency to the province. 5G technology opens up a world of possibilities, including smart cities, immersive healthcare, agri-tech solutions, and gaming. Samsung is the sole vendor of SaskTel’s 5G network deployment.
In 2023, SaskTel’s continued rollout of 5G across Saskatchewan delivered fast speeds and reliability to visitors at many of the province’s most celebrated events, including the Craven Country Thunder, Ag in Motion, Queen City Ex, and Saskatoon Ex.