MTS, SaskTel Rebrand Their Network To 4G

Telus was first out of the gate to rebrand its wireless network as “4G”. This was then followed by Bell, Videotron, and now SaskTel and MTS.

We’ve seen a lot of this 4G rebranding recently because the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) standards gives carrier authority to market their network a certain way. In this case, the carriers can call themselves 4G, even if the speed isn’t technically there.

“SaskTel is pleased to announce that its entire HSPA+ wireless network, built and powered by SaskTel, is now classified as 4G. According to the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) networks using “beyond 3G technologies” with a path to LTE-Advanced can be classified as 4G technology. SaskTel will also continue its evolution path to LTE by evolving its 4G wireless network to Dual Cell HSPA+ (DC-HSPA+) in Regina and Saskatoon by this summer.

MTS will go live with their changes on March 31 and SaskTel will start their changes immediately.

 

[SaskTel, MTS]

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