SaskTel Has Completed 32 More 4G Network Enhancements in April

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SaskTel has announced this evening it has finished more 4G wireless network enhancements, as they completed worked on 32 different projects across Saskatchewan last month, to address increasing network demand and capacity.

“SaskTel has a long record in pursuing innovative and cutting edge solutions when it comes to expanding our 4G network across the Province,” said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “We are committed to building and powering the largest, fastest and most complete wireless network in the Province.”

On top of building more towers, SaskTel says it is enhancing service based on usage patterns and demands and also installing carrier antennas installed inside buildings, on streetlights, rooftops, wooden and stealth poles where regular towers would not be feasible.

Below is a list of all areas where enhancements were made. The addition of carriers increase network capacity while sectors add antennas to improve coverage.

  • Regina: erected new monopole towers along Henderson Drive and in the Uplands/Kensington area, added rooftop antennas on top of the Rainbow Tower in Albert Park and along Lewvan Drive at Fourth Avenue, built a new stealth pole in University Park, street light antennas at Rochdale and McCarthy Boulevards and in-building antennas at SaskTel’s head office and the Ramada Hotel to improve coverage and capacity
  • Saskatoon: installed new temporary cellular (COWS) towers in the Silverspring area and along Wedge Road and added a sector carrier at Boychuk Drive to increase coverage and capacity
  • Prince Albert: added a street light antenna at the Prince Albert Court House to increase capacity
  • Birch Hills: added a sector carrier to increase capacity
  • Waskesiu: added a sector carrier to increase capacity
  • Swift Current: erected new monopoles at the Credit Union i-plex and in the west side industrial area to increase capacity
  • Wilkie: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Coleville: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Paradise Hill: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Turtle Lake: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Lashburn: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • St. Walburg: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Bredenbury: replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Foam Lake:  replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Wynyard:  replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Madge Lake:  replaced a repeater and added underlay to an existing tower to increase capacity
  • Silver Lake: added a sector carrier to increase capacity
  • Hunting Lake:  replaced a repeater to increase capacity
  • Crooked Lake:  added underlay to an existing tower to increase capacity
  • Deer Valley Estates: added a new carrier to a tower
  • Condie Area, north west of Regina:  erected a new tower to provide increased coverage

SaskTel notes it will continue to make network enhancements throughout the 2013 calendar year.

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