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  1. Industry News
    Rogers Communications this week announced its intent to acquire a 100 per cent stake in Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) and launch CityTV Saskatchewan. Originally created by the Saskatchewan government as a commercial free educational channel, the station was bought last year by...
  2. Industry News
    Primus Canada today announced a major expansion of the area served by its Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) telephone services. The company says its VoIP services are now available in an additional 240 exchanges across Canada, specifically in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba...
  3. Industry News
    Starting September 12th, the Saskatchewan Communications Network (SCN) has a new look, a new schedule and according to the station's owners, a new approach to broadcasting. Formerly owned by the Saskatchewan government, SCN will now air commercial-free educational and cultural programming early...
  4. Sasktel
    The company says the first phase of deployment will start in the fall of next year in Regina and Saskatoon and surrounding areas. Other urban and rural areas will be deployed starting in 2013 based on the demand for incremental data services.
  5. Industry News
    SaskTel announced last week that it had it has begun work on Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology planning, infrastructure development and internal system work with a goal of starting deployment in 2012. The company says the first phase of deployment will start in the fall of next year in...
  6. Industry News
    In a Telecom decision handed down today, the CRTC has announced that that starting on May 11, 2013, 10-digit local dialing - the area code followed by the seven-digit phone number- will be required for all local calls made in Saskatchewan, except for calls made from Kinoosao or Uranium City...
  7. Industry News
    SaskTel, providers of wireless service to over half a million customers in Saskatchewan, announced last week that it is now offering two dedicated data plans for the iPad 2. "We are excited to bring affordable data plans for the iPad 2 to our customers enabling an unbeatable experience at our...
  8. Industry News
    Almost ten months after it was first released in Canada, Sasktel and MTS have announced they will begin offering the iPhone 4 on Tuesday April 26th. "After overwhelming demand, SaskTel is extremely pleased to bring iPhone 4 to our customers in Saskatchewan," said Bill Boyd, Minister...
  9. Industry News
    Rogers Wireless announced today the expansion of its high speed HSPA+ wireless network in Manitoba. The announcement means 97 per cent of the Manitoba population will have access to data download speeds of up to 21 megabits per second. Readers should note the 21 Mbps is simply a theoretical...
  10. Industry News
    On August 16th, SaskTel went live with the first phase of its new 3G+ wireless network after a six week technical trial with select employees. This week, thanks to a network sharing agreement signed in 2009, Telus Mobility customers in Saskatchewan also have access to the faster 3G+ wireless...
  11. Industry News
    In the interesting but probably useless information department, Sasktel this week announced that Darryll Denet from Moose Jaw purchased the 100,000th BlackBerry to be activated on SaskTel's Wireless Network. The company did not say if all 100,000 are still in service but we presume so since the...
  12. Industry News
    The Government of Saskatchewan has announced that it is shutting down SCN, Saskatchewan's publicly owned TV channel in May. The government says dissolution of SCN will save taxpayers $2.4 million in the 2010-11 budget year and $5 million per year after that. "The broadcast industry has changed...
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