SaskTel has invested $10.2 million to acquire 3800 MHz wireless spectrum licenses, expanding its 5G network in Saskatchewan. This move, combined with existing spectrum holdings, aims to unleash the full potential of SaskTel’s 5G capabilities, offering next-generation connectivity to customers across the province.
Dustin Duncan, Minister Responsible for SaskTel, emphasized the government’s commitment to providing high-quality communication technologies. The significant investment in critical airwaves strengthens SaskTel’s wireless network, supporting the deployment of innovative technologies for economic growth and improved quality of life.
Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO, highlighted the importance of spectrum in building wireless networks. The newly acquired airwaves, coupled with existing 5G spectrum licenses, will accelerate network speed and capacity, allowing SaskTel to meet evolving customer needs and deliver 5G services to over half of Saskatchewan’s population. The $10.2 million investment aligns with SaskTel’s broader commitment to inject over $1.6 billion of capital into Saskatchewan over the next five years, ensuring the province remains among the most well-connected in the country.