SaskTel today announced the launch of its new 3G+ network. It offers SaskTel customers a greater selection of devices and faster network speeds, including download speeds up to 4 times faster. Customers will also be able to use their SaskTel 3G+ phone on 3G+ networks across the world.
Among the new devices introduced as part of the launch are the Samsung Galaxy S Vibrant, BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Curve 9300 (AKA Curve 3G) among others.
The deployment currently covers Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Estevan, Yorkton, Swift Current, Prince Albert, North Battleford, Buffalo Pound, White City, Melville, Dalmeny, Martensville, Warman, Hepburn, Waldheim and most of the connecting highways. By the end of 2011, SaskTel expects to have coverage as broad as its CDMA network.
“This is a significant development for SaskTel and its customers in Saskatchewan. When the network is complete in 2011, it will be available to 98 percent of the population of the province,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “The first phase being launched today is in itself the largest 3G+ network in Saskatchewan.”
SaskTel will continue to supports its CDMA network “for the foreseeable future.”