Yorkton is the newest community to receive significantly faster wireless service from SaskTel with the expansion of the LTE network. Customers will see data speeds approximately five times faster than the current 4G network meaning customers can now stream music, share pictures and videos, download apps and game faster than ever before.
“SaskTel is working hard to connect Saskatchewan to the world,” said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Saskatchewan residents are technically savvy and they are demanding lightening speed so they can quickly and reliably use their wireless devices to communicate for both business and personal use. 4G LTE give SaskTel customers access to the best mobile Internet experience in the province.”
"Our LTE network has twice the coverage and is up to 33 per cent faster than any other LTE network in Saskatchewan", said Ron Styles, President and CEO of SaskTel,"And we are the first company in Canada to offer LTE roaming across Canada."
SaskTel already offers the most advanced wireless technology to the largest number of communities in Saskatchewan, and it plans to continue to expand across the province throughout the year. 4G LTE will be expanded to Estevan, North Battleford, and Swift Current throughout 2013.
The existing 4G wireless technology reaches download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second (Mbps). The new 4G LTE technology offers download speeds of over 100 Mbps and 50 Mbps upload. 4G LTE phones are compatible with both networks when outside 4G LTE coverage areas, the devices will always fall back to the 4G network. SaskTel is making existing wireless data plans available to 4G LTE customers without charging a premium. For more information on 4G LTE compatible devices and upgrading your 4G LTE device to access the network, please go to sasktel.com/LTE.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel.com) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.2 billion in annual revenue and over 1.4 million customer connections including over 608,000 wireless accesses, 492,000 wireline network accesses, 250,000 internet accesses and 97,000 Max™ (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, internet, entertainment, security monitoring, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 4,000 full-time equivalent employees (FTEs).