Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. has opened a regional office in Regina to facilitate its work with Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. to roll out 5G service in the prairie province, the two companies announced Wednesday. \u201cThis announcement is further validation of our government\u2019s work to build a stronger, more innovative economy, and will allow both SaskTel and Samsung to expedite the deployment of 5G and 5G solutions in Saskatchewan,\u201d Don Morgan, minister responsible for the telecom said in a news release. \u201cAs wireless technology continues to define how we live and work, our government will continue doing all we can to pave the way for future growth and success in all of Saskatchewan\u2019s industries and sectors.\u201d Jeff Jo, president and CEO of Samsung, was quoted as saying, \u201cThe opening of a Samsung office in Regina underscores our commitment to ensuring a successful, end-to-end 5G network deployment for SaskTel, and enabling the foundation for next-generation innovations such as smart cities, immersive healthcare, agri-tech solutions and next-level gaming.\u201d The president and CEO of SaskTel, Doug Burnett, said in the same statement, \u201cAt SaskTel, we are committed to providing the very best services to our customers to help them meet the demands of an ever more connected world. Collaborating with Samsung for 5G and having them now situated close to our head office in Regina will give us the chance to explore more opportunities that will benefit Saskatchewan people and the economy.\u201d SaskTel announced back in March that it was employing Samsung technology in its networks. The telecom expects to deploy its 5G grid on a limited basis by the end of the year, with wider rollout in Regina and Saskatoon in 2022.