More locations around Humboldt will receive SaskTel’s 5G service in communities and travel corridors as the communications network announces 30 additional cell sites across the province. The expansion will see improved service and speeds for residents and travellers in the identified areas.  

Regionally, the communities of Dafoe, Elfros, Lanigan (north) and Viscount will be among the expansion locations.  

Currently, SaskTel's 5G network can deliver data speeds of up to 1.2 Gigabits per second (Gbps), and as it matures the network will provide significantly faster speeds. Other future benefits of 5G will include massive network capacity and ultra-low latency, all of which will enable new use cases for emerging wireless technologies that will be the foundation that next-generation innovations will be built upon.  

“At SaskTel, we’re firmly committed to being the best at connecting our customers to the world,” said Charlene Gavel, SaskTel President and CEO. “The continued rollout of our 5G network will strengthen the technological foundation of our province and help support the development of exciting innovations that have the power to transform nearly every aspect of modern life.” 

A SaskTel release states the rollout will vastly improve connectivity in rural areas. 5G will also support technological advancements in remote healthcare, online learning, agriculture, transportation, and other services and industries important to the economic prosperity and quality of life in rural Saskatchewan.