SaskTel to launch LTE network in February 2013

SaskTel today announced that it will launch its LTE network in “early February 2013.” The first phase will cover Regina, Saskatoon and their surrounding communities. Customers will see download speeds up to 100Mbps and upload speeds up to 50Mbps with appropriate devices.

“Once SaskTel deploys LTE commercially, SaskTel will have the largest 4G LTE network in Saskatchewan, providing data speeds approximately 5 times faster than the current 4G network,” said Don McMorris, Minister Responsible for SaskTel. “Saskatchewan residents will continue to benefit from the most advanced wireless technology available.”

“When we launch 4G LTE, it will be significantly faster than the competing LTE network in Saskatchewan and at the time of introduction it will have more than double the towers with that coverage advantage growing throughout 2013,” said Ron Styles, SaskTel President and CEO. “And only 4G LTE capable devices purchased from SaskTel or its authorized dealers will operate on the 4G LTE portion of the SaskTel network.”

SaskTel LTE launch

SaskTel will continue to expand its LTE network throughout 2013. Additional deployments will cover Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, Swift Current, Weyburn and Yorkton.

SaskTel already offers a number of LTE-enabled devices including the Samsung Galaxy S III [product information], the Apple iPhone 5, and the upcoming LG Optimus G [product information] and Samsung Galaxy Note II [product information].

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