SaskTel: 24 Different 4G Network Enhancements Completed in August 2013

SaskTel has announced its latest results from its monthly enhancement projects on its 4G network and reports another 24 different sites received expansion in August of 2013:

  • Regina: Installed stealth poles in the North Central, Coronation Park and Diefenbaker areas with 4G and 4G LTE capabilities to increase coverage and capacity.
  • Saskatoon: Added monopoles at the old Quaker Oats site, the corner of 8th Street and Lorne Avenue and at the corner of Faithfull Avenue and 48th Street; a stealth pole was added in the Hampton Village area; a tower was erected at the corner of Highway 16 and Lutheran Road; and numerous other improvements to LTE infrastructure were made throughout the city to increase coverage and capacity
  • Esterhazy: Replaced a sector carrier to increase capacity
  • Langenburg: Added underlay to an existing tower to increase capacity
  • Jansen Lake Mine: Erected a temporary COW to increase coverage and capacity
  • North Battleford: Added capacity with three carrier additions
  • Battleford: Made a carrier addition to an existing tower to increase capacity
  • Lebret: Erected a wooden pole to increase coverage and capacity
  • Swift Current: Five carrier additions were made to existing infrastructure to increase capacity
  • Lucky Lake: Added underlay to an existing tower to increase capacity
  • Red Earth: Replaced a repeater to improve coverage and capacity

Back in July, SaskTel announced it had enhanced 20 different network locations.

The Saskatchewan crown corporation currently offers competitive plans the Big 3 are trying hard to compete against, such as its $65 per month Ultimate plan which includes unlimited talk, text and data.

At the end of August, SaskTel increased the price of its iPhone 5 on contract to $198, in line with offers from incumbents. With the company’s existing relationship with Apple, we expect them to carry new iPhones set to be announced tomorrow.