News Release - May 21, 2009
SASKTEL IMPROVES DIGITAL CELL SERVICE FOR ROSS INDUSTRIAL PARK IN REGINA
SaskTel today announced digital cellular coverage improvements in the Ross Industrial Park area of Regina. Customers can expect generally improved coverage throughout the industrial park area.
"Saskatchewan benefits from one of the most extensive cellular networks available anywhere, along with the latest in wireless devices and services," Crown Corporations Minister Ken Cheveldayoff said. "SaskTel's efforts to deliver even better coverage to Saskatchewan residents and the business community continue with this latest announcement."
"SaskTel understands that reliable coverage is critical for many of our customers. Digital cellular service provides excellent call clarity and provides wireless customers with access to e-mail, corporate databases and the internet," SaskTel President and CEO Robert Watson said. "We will continue to evaluate the network to provide our cellular customers with the latest wireless technologies over the largest wireless network in the province."
Digital cellular service provides advanced functionality that allows customers to use the newest and most innovative services such as sending and receiving text, picture and video messages, communicating via push-to-talk service, browsing the Internet, downloading video clips, watching streaming video, performing banking transactions and accessing real-time information such as news, weather and stock quotes all from their cell phone.
Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation (SaskTel) is the leading full service communications provider in Saskatchewan, with $1.138 billion in annual revenue and over 1.3 million customer connections including over 510,000 wireless accesses, 555,000 wireline network accesses, 216,000 Internet accesses and 70,000 MaxTM (TV) subscribers. SaskTel offers a wide range of communications products and services including competitive voice, data, Internet, entertainment, national security, messaging, cellular, wireless data and directory services. In addition, SaskTel International offers software solutions and project consulting in countries around the world. In 2008, SaskTel contributed over $610 million to the Saskatchewan economy through dollars spent with Saskatchewan-based suppliers and sponsorships to non-profit organizations. SaskTel and its wholly-owned subsidiaries have a workforce of approximately 5,000 employees. Visit SaskTel at www.sasktel.com.
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