Cable & Telecom

SaskTel celebrates 25 years of cellular service

REGINA – SaskTel marked the 25th anniversary of the launch of cellular service in Saskatchewan Friday.Launching in 1989 with an AMPS (Advanced Mobile Phone Technology) analog network, the Crown Corporation was the first provider in Saskatchewan to offer cellular service, and would be the only provider building infrastructure for cellular networks in the province for well over a decade.In 1998, the company digitalized the infrastructure, introducing the new CDMA (Code Division Multiple Access) network with capable download speeds of up to 0.4 - 0.8 Mbps. By 2005, SaskTel innovated again by launching EVDO (Evolution Data Optimized) network technology, thereby increasing available download...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.