SaskTel to expand 5G coverage to more rural areas

SaskTel's logo. (Courtesy SaskTel)

Over 30 additional cell sites in rural Saskatchewan will receive upgrades to provide 5G cellular service, SaskTel announced on Friday.

“Our government is pleased that more families and businesses who live and work in rural communities now have access to the same wireless network and technologies as those in our larger urban centres,” said Prince Albert Northcote MLA Alana Ross in a press release. “The efforts being put forward by SaskTel to expand their cutting-edge wireless and fibre networks across the province will help improve the quality of life and drive economic activity.”

SaskTel’s 5G network can deliver data at speeds of up to 1.2 gigabits per second, which could increase as the network receives more infrastructure.

“At SaskTel, we’re fully committed to being the best at connecting our customers to the world,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel CEO and President. “The continued rollout of our 5G network will strengthen the technological foundation of our province and help support the development of exciting innovations that have the power to transform nearly every aspect of modern life.”

Areas that will be receiving 5G coverage include Christopher Lake, Highway 55, Air Ronge and Osler.