Provincial incumbent telephone company SaskTel is injecting $12 million in cash into its subsidiary Navigata Communications Inc. The much need cash infusion will be used for two critical reasons: fund the company’s capital expenditure requirements and an initiative to refocus Navigata’s business direction.  "As the communications industry continues to evolve and our competitors move to independent and national networks through mergers and acquisitions, Navigata remains an essential component of SaskTel’s ability to compete and remain successful," SaskTel president and CEO Bob Watson said in a news release.  Vancouver-based Navigata had about $20 million in revenue in 2004, and the expectation is that the company will become income positive on a monthly basis by the end of the third quarter of this year.  In a briefing with Report on Wireless earlier this year, Watson, who was appointed late last year, hinted that Navigata was experiencing some turmoil. But he stated that Navigata is an integral component to the company’s out-of-province strategy. The service provider holds 19 licences in the 38 GHz band, previously held by the now-defunct Norigen Wireless Communications. Navigata acquired them in the fall of 2002. The company will also likely get access to 15 additional licences in the 3500 MHz frequencies, primarily located in British Columbia, which SaskTel secured in the February 2004 auction.  RSL Com, the previous owner of Navigata, was once a carriers’ arbitrager, but Watson says that is no longer the case. "We’ll turn it back into a facilities-based, microwave, fibre, and point-to-point (service provider)," he says. To help in this transformation, SaskTel has reacquired some important assets that RSL had previously sold.  Not only does Navigata serve as an out-of-territory beachhead for the provincial incumbent telephone company, it will also help to service SaskTel business customers that have offices located outside of the province.