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Doug Burnett named president and CEO of SaskTel

telecom | 01/29/2019 1:36 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s acting president and CEO has been named to the role on a permanent basis, the company said in a press release Tuesday. Doug Burnett replaced Ron Styles, who retired in 2017. Prior to that, Burnett was vice-president of...

SaskTel CEO leaving company July 1

telecom | 06/29/2017 2:38 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp.’s president and CEO, Ron Styles, will retire Saturday after seven years in the job. The Saskatchewan government said in a press release that vice-president of human resources and corporate service Doug Burnett will take...

SaskTel completes LTE expansion

telecom | 03/30/2017 8:34 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Thursday that it has finished its LTE expansion project. In the province, 99 per cent of residents are now served by its LTE network, SaskTel said in...

SaskTel says it’s ‘concerned’ by end of local voice subsidy

telecom | 02/13/2017 6:09 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Monday that it is concerned about the CRTC’s December decision to eliminate the local voice subsidy in favour of a...

Netflix now on SaskTel set-top box

Media | 11/17/2016 4:54 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Thursday that subscribers of its infiNET maxTV set-top box will now have access to Netflix Inc.’s over-the-top service (OTT).  “SaskTel is...

Sasktel boosting Internet offerings in 4 communities

telecom | 11/16/2016 7:18 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is upgrading Internet speeds in some communities and will begin offering higher-speed service to another in Saskatchewan.  In one of two press releases Wednesday, the...

SaskTel phasing out CDMA network next summer

telecom | 07/05/2016 7:27 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Tuesday that its Code division multiple access (CDMA) network is entering its last year. In a press release, SaskTel said CDMA-reliant devices would no longer function after July 5, 2017, and that it would be transitioning existing customers to its 4G and 4G LTE network. “By shutting down the CDMA network, we can repurpose spectrum so we can continue to add capacity to our 4G and 4G LTE network province-wide and resources can be refocused towards emerging technologies, products, and services,” Ron Styles,...

SaskTel flipping switch on FTTH in Weyburn

telecom | 07/04/2016 6:53 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. said Monday is ready to start connecting customers to its InfiNet fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in Weyburn. Some residential areas of the city, located south of...

SaskTel expands LTE network to reach nearly all residents

telecom | 06/21/2016 4:23 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. is injecting $11.8 million to expand its LTE wireless network to include “nearly everyone in Saskatchewan.” “We anticipate that...

Bell-MTS deal could pose regulatory risk for SaskTel: report

telecom | 06/20/2016 8:43 pm EDT

The biggest risk to Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. in the wake of BCE Inc.’s proposed $3.9-billion takeover of Manitoba Telecom Services Inc. is the...

SaskTel chooses company to conduct review

telecom | 05/27/2016 6:13 pm EDT

Toronto-based consulting company Mark H. Goldberg and Associates Inc. will conduct the third-party review of Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp., the company announced Friday. The review, launched in...

SaskTel partners with University of Regina to deploy wireless technology

Media | 01/11/2016 2:49 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday it has partnered with the University of Regina to deploy new wireless technology manufactured by Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. It said in...

SaskTel expands fibre-to-the-home

telecom | 11/27/2015 4:45 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Friday it will be deploying its InfiNet fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network in residential areas of two cities in Saskatchewan by next year. SaskTel said in a press release...

SaskTel reduces roaming rates

Media | 11/24/2015 5:08 pm EST

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Tuesday it is introducing new roaming rates and five new roaming add-on plans for customers traveling outside of Canada. It said in a press release that the new rates, part...

SaskTel deploys AWS-1 spectrum, increases LTE capacity

telecom | 10/19/2015 4:13 pm EDT

Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. announced Monday that it has successfully deployed a block of AWS-1 spectrum, increasing the capacity and speed of its 4G LTE network in nine locations in...

Wind sells Manitoba, Sask. AWS spectrum

telecom | 07/31/2015 7:37 pm EDT

Wind Mobile has sold its AWS spectrum in Manitoba and Saskatchewan to Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corp. and Manitoba Telecom Services Inc., stating the company plans to focus on the Ontario, B.C. and Alberta markets. Industry Canada said on its website Friday that it has approved the transfer of the spectrum licences, which Wind recently acquired from Rogers Communications Inc. after Rogers’ purchase of spectrum Shaw Communications Inc. bought in the 2008 AWS auction. SeaBoard Group analyst Iain Grant noted in an email that Wind is under “new ownership and...

Telecom leaders sell IoT services to increasingly savvy market

telecom | 06/29/2015 8:14 pm EDT

Over the past year, there has been a key change in the Internet of Things (IoT) market, as customers have become more aware of the technology and what it can do for them, according to officials from...

Carriers ask CRTC to take powers from government

telecom | 10/02/2014 9:37 pm EDT

GATINEAU, Que. — Two of Canada's largest wireless carriers called on the CRTC to take some regulatory power from Industry Canada at the commission's week-long hearing into the wholesale wireless market. Both Rogers...

700 MHz auction ‘biased against regional carriers’: SaskTel

telecom | 02/20/2014 8:09 pm EST

Ron Styles, president of Saskatchewan telecom services provider SaskTel, said Thursday that the 700 MHz wireless spectrum auction’s format was “clearly biased against regional...

SaskTel brings high-speed Internet to First Nations

telecom | 12/13/2012 10:01 pm EST

SaskTel rolled-out high-speed Internet services to eight First Nations communities, the company said. In a release Thursday, SaskTel said the Makaoo, Seekaskootch, Piapot, Little Pine, Mosquito, Witchekan Lake, Keeseekoose and Key First Nations  will have access to high-speed Internet services. The new services are a part of a 2010 initiative to...