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SaskTel announces capital investment plan

telecom | 05/16/2016 8:17 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Monday it was making a more-than-$1.4-billion capital investment over the next five years to upgrade its systems and networks. Of that investment, $331 million is allotted for the 2016-2017 fiscal year (ending March 31, 2017), the company said in a press release. The money will ensure SaskTel’s customers “continue to receive some of the best communications services in the world including maxTV, Internet, data and future IP-based services through our industry leading 4G/LTE and infiNET Networks,” the release said....

SaskTel embarking on review in wake of Bell-MTS deal

telecom | 05/06/2016 8:00 pm EDT

Faced with the prospect of becoming “an island in Western Canada” at the conclusion of the proposed Manitoba Telcom Services Inc. sale, Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is launching a review, according to media reports. In an interview with the Saskatoon StarPhoenix, Jim Reiter, the provincial minister for SaskTel, said the Crown corporation was “going to engage an outside industry expert to do a risk analysis, if you will, to answer” questions raised by BCE Inc.’s takeover proposal. Reiter told the...

SaskTel boosts Internet speeds in 10 communities

telecom | 11/19/2015 4:22 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Thursday that it will introduce its high speed advanced Internet service plan to 10 rural communities in Saskatchewan. It said in a press release that Codette, Davidson,...

SaskTel boosting high speed Internet in 8 communities

telecom | 10/26/2015 4:40 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it will deploy high speed Internet service in eight rural communities in Saskatchewan. It said in a press release that plans with speeds up to 5 Mbps will be...

SaskTel to construct data centre in Saskatoon

Media | 10/05/2015 5:15 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holdings Corp. announced Monday it has started construction of a new data centre in Saskatoon. It said in the press release that the data entre has met the Tier III certification requirements from...