SaskTel ropes in Samsung to facilitate 5G network deployment in Canada


SaskTel – a leading Canadian telecommunications company has reportedly picked Samsung as the sole vendor to provide the company with its 4G and 5G Radio Access Network and Core. As per the deal, Samsung will supply all software, hardware, and other services to support the deployment of end-to-end advanced 5G technology.

According to a statement by Don Morgan, Minister for SaskTel, the 5G technology will offer new levels of performance and efficiency which will help improve user experience and establish the foundation for smart cities, immersive education, virtual healthcare, next-gen gaming, and smart agriculture solution.

Doug Burnett, President of SaskTel, mentioned that the deployment of 5G technology will offer reliability, speeds, and capacity to support virtual health, remote work, distance education, and allow SaskTel’s subscribers to understand the full capabilities of latest 5G-devices, including the new Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G. 

It is worth noting that SaskTel is a Crown-owned telecommunications company which is situated in the province of Saskatchewan. Owned by the provincial government, SaskTel offers voice, internet, and data services, wireless data services, data center services, pay-TV, security monitoring services, cloud-based technology, international software, advertising solutions, and consulting services.

Since 2010, SaskTel invested more than USD 3 billion in capital throughout Saskatchewan to boost its network and investments in 5G technology which will help meet escalating demands for high-speed network connectivity and offer an exceptional user experience.

Citing reliable sources, SaskTel is seeking to invest nearly USD 324 million worth of capital across the Saskatchewan region in 2020-21 and more than USD 1.6 billion through 2025. Such investments will enhance the user-experience of SaskTel customers.

Similar to the recent move, in June 2020, Canadian telecom giant- Telus had selected South Korean multinational- Samsung as its 5G infrastructure supplier. Telus claimed that European vendors Nokia and Ericsson are also supplementing the adoption of the 5G network.

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