SaskTel today announced that it will launch its 3G+ wireless network on August 16th, 2010. It will offer download speeds of up to 21Mbps. At launch, it will cover Regina, Saskatoon, Moose Jaw, Weyburn, Yorkton, Swift Current, Prince Albert, North Battleford and most of the connecting highways. Full deployment will be completed by the end of 2010.
“This is a significant development for SaskTel and its customers in Saskatchewan,” said Bill Boyd, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “The 3G+ network will allow SaskTel to offer faster network speeds, a greater selection of devices, increased roaming capability and more applications and content.”
To go along with the new network, SaskTel will offer a number of new devices including the BlackBerry Bold 9700, BlackBerry Pearl 9100, Nokia 7230, Nokia 6350 and a Novatel MC998D USB data stick. SaskTel is also hoping to be able to offer the Apple iPhone but this is not finalized yet.
SaskTel will continue to maintain and offer CDMA devices “for the foreseeable future.”