Styles says LTE good look for SaskTel this autumn

24 Feb 2012

Ron Styles, the CEO of Saskatchewan full-service telco SaskTel, said in an interview with the Globe & Mail that the regional operator will launch a Long Term Evolution (LTE) 4G mobile broadband network in its home province in autumn (fall) 2012. Meanwhile, Styles said that SaskTel continues to build out its HSPA+ network across the province, and has also begun a project to deploy fibre-to-the-premises (FTTP) high speed fixed broadband services. TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database notes that SaskTel unveiled plans last year to invest around CAD670 million (USD671 million) in the rollout of a fibre-to-the-home (FTTH) network over the next seven years, and in June it selected Alcatel-Lucent as the primary infrastructure provider to implement the direct fibre programme. Styles told the newspaper that he expected the company to sign up a total of 200,000 additional customers across all its services in 2012.

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