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SaskTel Launches InfiNET Internet in Town of Kindersley

SaskTel announced on Wednesday most homes and businesses in the Town of Kindersley now have access to its infiNET high speed internet service, part of the crown corporation’s $100 million Rural Fibre Initiative. “The investment SaskTel made to upgrade its broadband infrastructure will help strengthen Kindersley’s local economy and create a more prosperous future for...

SaskTel Brings 5G to Craven Ahead of Country Thunder Music Festival

Just in time for the Country Thunder festival taking place later this week, SaskTel has launched its 5G network in the Village of Craven, which will cover the grounds of the festival with 5G wireless connectivity. “The launch of SaskTel’s 5G network is great news for Craven and country music fans alike,” said the minister...

Saskatchewan Not Happy It Has to Rip Out Huawei 4G Gear

The Government of Saskatchewan is not happy with Ottawa's decision to ban Huawei from 5G networks in Canada, despite already having barred the Chinese company from provincial telecom operator SaskTel's 5G network some two years ago — reports 650 CKOM. Justin Trudeau's Liberal government last week announced a ban on Huawei (and ZTE) equipment in...

SaskTel to Invest $337 Million in Saskatchewan in 2022-23

SaskTel on Wednesday announced it will invest roughly $337 million in Saskatchewan in 2022-23, and over $1.5 billion over the next five years to expand its wireless, internet, TV and IP-based technologies. “Our government recognizes how critical advanced broadband and wireless technologies are to the overall success and prosperity of our province,” said Don Morgan,...

SaskTel Expands Gigabit-Speeds to All infiNET Service Areas

SaskTel announced on Tuesday all areas with infiNET internet service now have gigabit download speeds available. The crown corporation in Saskatchewan says the expansion of infiNET 600 and infiNET 1 Gig is now available in the following communities as of today: Balgonie North Battleford Battleford Nipawin Biggar Pilot Butte Emerald Park Prince Albert Estevan Rosthern...

SaskTel Extends its Waiving of Fees for Calls and Texts to Ukraine to June

SaskTel announced on Friday it has extended its waiving of fees to support Ukrainian-Canadian families. Last month, SaskTel said it would automatically waive the following: Long-distance charges for SaskTel wireless (postpaid and prepaid), landline, and business calls made from Canada to Ukraine. International text messaging fees for text messages sent from Canada to Ukraine. Roaming...

SaskTel Brings 5G Connectivity to the City of Saskatoon

SaskTel has begun rolling out its 5G wireless network in the City of Saskatoon, setting a new standard forconnectivity in Saskatchewan’s largest urban centre. SaskTel has also expanded its 5G network to 15 additional towers in the City of Regina, including the downtown business district. The carrier plans to expand its 5G network to cover the...

SaskTel Launches Lüm Mobile Wireless Service with Membership Self-Serve Model

SaskTel has just announced the launch of its digital mobile service branded as Lüm Mobile. Lüm Mobile will be a fully digital mobile model that will support a self-serve wireless offering to customers with more affordable prices than a full-service model. Lüm (pronounced loom) is pulled from the word illumination, notes the press release. Lüm Mobile has...

SaskTel Announces 24 More Communities in Rural Fibre Initiative

SaskTel today announced 24 additional communities will soon get infiNET high-speed internet service to as part of the fourth phase of its $100 million Rural Fibre Initiative. The carrier plans to begin construction in these communities in 2022. “The need for connectivity continues to grow at a rapid pace,” said Don Morgan, Minister Responsible for...

Samsung to Open New Regional Office in Saskatchewan for SaskTel 5G

Image credit: SaskTel Samsung Canada announced a new regional office is set to open in Regina, Saskatchewan, to support the company’s relationship with SaskTel as the carrier rolls out its 5G network and other solutions. “This announcement is further validation of our government’s work to build a stronger,  more innovative economy, and will allow both...

SaskTel Launches Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone Users in iOS 15.1

SaskTel has launched Wi-Fi Calling for iPhone users, now available for those running iOS 15.1. The iOS 15.1 update released on October 25 also included Carrier version SaskTel 48.1, which adds support for Wi-Fi Calling, according to iPhone in Canada reader Tanmay. Wi-Fi Calling allows iPhone users to make and receive phone calls using Wi-Fi...

SaskTel Broadband Partnership Program to Bridge Digital Divide in Rural Saskatchewan

SaskTel has just announced the launch of its new Rural Broadband Partnership Program, an initiative that will see SaskTel partner with internet providers to bring advanced broadband connectivity to underserved farms, Indigenous communities, and other hard to serve rural areas in Saskatchewan. “SaskTel’s new partnership model will ensure that all Saskatchewan residents and businesses can participate and succeed in the...