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SaskTel bringing 5G to the Battlefords by summer 2023

Powered by Samsung, SaskTel’s 5G network can reach speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps)              
SaskTel says it is moving beyond the province’s larger centres, to begin improving connectivity in rural communities and important highway corridors.

THE BATTLEFORDS — According to a press release from SaskTel, the Saskatchewan telecommunications company has begun rolling out its 5G wireless network in the Battlefords.

Recently launching in the town of Battleford, SaskTel anticipates the majority of Battleford and North Battleford will have access to its 5G network by this summer.   

“The rapid expansion of our 5G network across Saskatchewan is part of our larger commitment to invest $1.5 billion of capital across the province,” said Doug Burnett, SaskTel president and CEO.

“The investments we’re making in 5G and fibre will help accelerate Saskatchewan’s transition to becoming a ‘smart’ province while ensuring our customers continue to have access to communications technologies and solutions they need to connect to the world.

Powered by Samsung, SaskTel’s 5G network can reach speeds of up to 1.2 gigabits per second (Gbps).

In order to connect to its 5G network, SaskTel customers need to be within a 5G coverage area, have a 5G capable device that is certified for use on the SaskTel 5G network and subscribe to a 5G compatible wireless plan.

SaskTel’s media relations also notes that it is standard procedure to test the network before implementation and that customers with an eligible device and cellphone plan may see the 5G icon appear before the network is officially upgraded. 

Customers also may have seen the 5G icon appear prior to the official announcement Jan. 25.

For more information about SaskTel’s 5G network, visit their website at: