SaskTel to invest $323 million in Saskatchewan telecom infrastructure in 2021-2023

The carrier says it's working to launch its 5G network


Saskatchewan-based SaskTel has announced it’s investing $323 million in the province’s carrier infrastructure between 2021-2022 and over $1.4 billion over the next five years.

“Improved broadband infrastructure and expanded network coverage is critical to the success of Saskatchewan families and businesses, and is a priority for our government,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, in a recent press release.

“As our province embarks on a path to economic recovery in the months ahead, today’s announcement will ensure Saskatchewan people have access to the latest technology and advanced networks essential to our future as we emerge from COVID-19.”

SaskTel says that its 4G LTE network provides service to more than 99 percent of the province’s population and includes over 1,000 cell sites.

The carrier says that in 2021-22 it plans to strengthen its current LTE wireless network and also launch 5G.

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Source: SaskTel