SaskTel

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Country

Company Name

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation

Ownership Type

State/Government Owned

MNC

654
680
780

3G UMTS Frequency Bands

4G LTE Frequency Bands

Company Overview

SaskTel is a state-owned telecommunications company operating in Saskatchewan, Canada since 1909. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries offer a wide range of ICT products and services including competitive voice, data and Internet services, wireless data services, maxTV services, data centre services, cloud-based services, security monitoring services, advertising services, and international software and consulting services.

The company switched on 3G UMTS services over B2 (1900 MHz) in 2010 and adding B5 (850 MHz) after refarming EV-DO spectrum in 2014. In January 2013 SaskTel launched 4G LTE services initially over the B4 (1700 MHz) band, adding B13 (700 MHz) after a successful spectrum auction bid. Replacing antiquated pre-WiMAX equipment, SaskTel refarmed 2500 MHz spectrum and deployed 'Fusion Internet' TDD-LTE fixed wireless services over B41 (2500 MHz) in September 2013.

Services Available

As specialists in 3G, 4G, and 5G cellular technologies, our R-Spectrum team provides in-country technical services to most regions around the world. Operating on a contract basis we are often sent to remote and isolated regions to assist companies in establishing voice and data communications.

Through our R-Spectrum team, we help our clients visualise and understand mobile signal issues by offering a range of radio frequency modelling services for 2G GSM, 3G UMTS, 4G LTE, and 5G NR cellular technologies. The first step to solving any problem is to understand the problem.

News & Developments

SaskTel is pleased to have been able to acquire one block of 700 MHz spectrum for $7,557,000 as confirmed by today’s Industry Canada announcement regarding the outcome of the spectrum auction.  SaskTel however, is concerned that the overall outcome of the auction will not result in the effective use of scarce spectrum necessary to support improved 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) coverage in rural