SaskTel has announced it will officially launch its 4G LTE network tomorrow in Regina and Saskatoon, along with coverage in Clavet, Dundurn, Langham, Lumsden, Martensville, Osler, Pense, Vanscoy, Warman, and White City. The company says their 4G LTE coverage will have double the towers and up to 33 per cent more speed compared to other wireless providers in the province. Expansion plans will take place throughout 2013, with 4G LTE soon extended to Dalmeny, Balgonie, Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton.
“As the pace of technological change continues to accelerate and shape our future, it is important that as a province we embrace the new technology and the changes that it brings so that we can continue to grow our economy,” said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “This significant capital investment will allow SaskTel to deploy powerful new next generation technologies to better serve the people of Saskatchewan.”
SaskTel also announced it will spend $216 million dollars towards future upgrades of its core Saskatchewan network, part of an overall $400 million investment in capital expenditures. Since 2008, the company has invested $1 billion in “future-proofing” networks, according to President and CEO Ron Styles.
Last November, SaskTel announced it had started 4G LTE network trials and also stated the launch would arrive by February, 2013. A few days ago, SaskTel dropped the price of the iPhone 4S on a three year term to $0.
If you’re on the SaskTel network, let us know how those LTE speeds are!