SaskTel delivers faster 1xEV-DO cell service to Regina and Saskatoon

SaskTel followed through on a previously announcement of an $11.3 million project to expand or improve 1xEV-DO service in 64 locations across the province by the end of 2008. The cellular customers in Regina, Saskatoon, Martensville and White City now have access to faster data speeds by the improved 1xEV-DO cellular service – this means the ability to upload and download files is faster (uploading by 12 times, 3.1 Mbps and downloading by 1.3 times, 1.8 Mbps)

Minister of Crown Corporations Ken Cheveldayoff said “SaskTel’s commitment to offering its customers world-class wireless services is evident from this latest improvement. This project to deliver improved wireless data service to residents and businesses across the province brings SaskTel’s total investment in digital cellular service since 1998 to over $138 million.”

In addition, SaskTel President and CEO Robert Watson said “With the much higher speeds made possible by 1xEV-DO technology, SaskTel cellular customers are able to use wireless data services such as content downloads, video and audio streaming, mail and messaging, push-to-talk service and web browsing at speeds close to residential internet high speed connections. We will continue to invest in our network to provide our customers with the latest wireless technologies over the largest digital cellular network in the province.”