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Hargrave in as new SaskTel minister

telecom | 08/30/2017 4:24 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Co. has a new minister responsible for the Crown telecom corporation after Premier Brad Wall shuffled his cabinet Wednesday. In a press release, Wall announced that Joe Hargrave, Minister responsible for Crown Investments...

Sask. to cost Internet improvements: report

telecom | 06/08/2017 4:50 pm EDT

The Saskatchewan government will appoint someone to investigate the cost of expanding Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s Internet coverage, Premier Brad Wall was reported as saying this week, according to CTV News. “SaskTel will need some capital to do this. This will not be an inexpensive proposition,” Wall was reported as saying Tuesday, adding that the amount was still undetermined, but that he would appoint a legislative secretary to write a report on “installing improved Internet coverage across the province.” In a research note last month, Desjardins Capital...

Big three haven’t met with minister about SaskTel sale: report

Media | 05/03/2017 9:41 pm EDT

Canada’s big three wireless providers have not spoken with the minister for Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. about the potential partial sale of the company, even though last week he said he met with a major telecom, according to a Tuesday Regina Leader-Post report. SaskTel Minister Dustin...

SaskTel sale off the table, Wall says

telecom | 03/07/2017 5:38 pm EST

The premier of Saskatchewan said Monday that the province will not pursue the sale of its telecommunications crown corporation, according to a report in the Canadian Press. Brad Wall said last year that the province...

Union-backed ads call for SaskTel status quo

telecom | 09/09/2016 4:25 pm EDT

A union representing Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. employees has launched an advertising campaign calling for Premier Brad Wall to abandon any idea of selling the telecom. In a press release Thursday,...

Public would review suitable SaskTel offer: report

telecom | 08/25/2016 6:27 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall took the conversation about a possible sale of the provincially owned telecommunications provider another step forward by suggesting that the province would put an offer, if received, to the public,...

SaskTel sale to Telus ‘logical’: Barclays

telecom | 08/03/2016 8:28 pm EDT

Telus Corp. would be the “logical buyer” of Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp., according to Barclays Capital. Ahead of Telus’s second-quarter earnings report Friday, analyst Phillip Huang said in a Wednesday note that “while we expect an auction would draw significant interest, we believe it would make financial/strategic sense for Telus to acquire the asset, given its adjacent footprint.” In June, Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall said he would prefer to sell the telecom company to an existing player instead of raising...

Wall prefers SaskTel sale over public offering: report

telecom | 06/15/2016 4:04 pm EDT

Saskatchewan premier Brad Wall told reporters he would rather sell Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. than take the company public and sell shares on the open market, Bloomberg...