SaskTel begins rollout of 5G wireless network | The Canadian News

Doug Burnett calls it “a big thing for SaskTel and Saskatchewan.”

SaskTel said Wednesday that the rollout of its 5G wireless network began.

Customers in parts of Regina will be the first to be on the network, which will expand to Regina and Saskatoon in spring 2022.

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Burnett, Chairman and CEO of SaskTel, said that the 5G network will improve connectivity for its customers while offering blazing-fast data speeds.

“Since we introduced wireless service to the province in 1989, we have worked tirelessly to provide the best possible experience for our customers, investing hundreds of millions of dollars and countless man-hours to expand and evolve our networks,” Burnett said.

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“We are delighted to bring the next generation of wireless technology to our customers. Not only does it further enhance their ability to connect with the world around them, it also sets the stage for technological innovations that will improve the quality of life in our wonderful province. “

Samsung is the sole provider of SaskTel’s 5G network.

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It will supply all the hardware, software and expertise to SaskTel for Crown corporation’s deployment of an end-to-end 5G solution.

SaskTel said this will allow it to have the ability to revolutionize connectivity and enable further transformation of the modern world.

The company said that all the benefits of the 5G network will be realized as the network matures.

“Our government understands how critical wireless technology is to our economy and the province as a whole,” said Don Morgan, the minister responsible for SaskTel, in a statement.

“SaskTel’s 5G network will be a critical component of Saskatchewan’s economic growth as it will help drive innovation across all major industries while enhancing our ability to connect with each other.”

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