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SaskTel expands LTE coverage in southwestern Saskatchewan – CTV News

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SaskTel expands LTE coverage in southwestern Saskatchewan
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SaskTel has expanded its LTE coverage to more than 50 towers throughout southwestern Saskatchewan. It’s the first wave of towers to be upgraded as part of SaskTel’s plan to provide LTE coverage to 99 per cent of the province by April 2017. SaskTel says …
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SaskTel Launches M2M Management Centre

Written by Shanna Empey on Thursday, 25 June 2015

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Yesterday, SaskTel announced the launch of their new Machine to Machine (M2M) Management Centre.

The online portal allows business customers to streamline processes, boost productivity, and increase profitability through a self-serving dashboard, as more and more technology becomes digitized.

“It allows the business owner to actually set up and monitor all of their devices,” said Manager of External Communications, Tara Tibeau. “A lot of things nowadays are becoming digitized, and that’s allowing them to sort of manage and control their devices. As well, the devices are kind of now able to transmit information they weren’t able to before, so that’s going to automate a lot of functions for people.”

SaskTel already has customers utilizing the service for anything from monitoring delivery service to operating vending machines, according to Tibeau.

“We have some farmers that are actually using the monitoring system in their grain bins, so things like temperature control humidity and other factors like that that you wouldn’t have the ability to know if it’s in a big bin without it being sensorized. It’ll tell you when you need to make adjustments,” she explained. “It’s becoming very popular all across all kinds of different industries, and really it can be used for a lot of different applications. I think as things become more digitized and people want to be able to control things using just an internet connection, so basically you could use your phone and log on and check to see if the vending machines have chips in them, is the grain okay, is the temperature in the bin good, and things like that. It’s an exciting and new application of technology.”

In addition to finding information in one place, the M2M Management Centre allows customers to self active or deactivate M2M SIM cards, pool data, report, and access troubleshooting tools.

Tibeau adds SaskTel is not a telecommunications company anymore, but a technology company that is striving to satisfy both consumers and business customers.

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SaskTel Named Top Employer for Young People and Workers Over 40

Written by Dillon Reil on Tuesday, 12 May 2015

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The top employer in Saskatchewan was Sasktel this year for young people and workers over 40.

Sasktel Communications Manager Tara Tibeau says support is how the company does it.

“We’re always looking at opportunities and always looking at ways that we could be better. Year after year. We have a supported employment program, so we’re always looking to make sure that we’re hiring employees from all walks of life and that everyone that is working here is supported, in whatever needs that they may have.” Tibeau said

Tibeau feels is part of the company’s evolution that leads to these awards.

“Sasktel is always looking at our programs and services. The type of benefits that we offer to our employees. And one of the things we’ve actually been complimented on or one of the things we’ve been recognized from is our evolution. Our responsiveness to our employees, “Tibeau said.

The award is selected by Mediacorp Inc., and the company last won an award for diversity employment.

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Saskatchewan Crowns Combine for $163M in Earnings

Written by Shanna Empey on Friday, 24 April 2015

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Saskatchewan’s Crown Corporations continue to invest in capital improvements to soothe the growing demand in services brought on by the population increase.

Crown Investments Corporation reported combined earnings of $163 million in 2014, with an increase to $5.2 billion in total revenues.

“I certainly know that the infrastructure within our province, the infrastructure that is here right now is aging, so we need to have a renewal process on that,” said Minister Responsible for Crown Investments Corporation, Don McMorris. “As well as then with the growth of the province, new infrastructure needs to be built as well. That’s why CIC through the Crowns has invested 1.9 billlion in infrastructure this past year, which is a record amount of spending into infrastructure within the province. It will be every year as we move forward, whether it’s through SaskPower or SaskEnergy, making sure that the infrastructure that they have in place is as up to date and as renewed as we possibly can. We know that there are more people and more businesses moving to the province, and they need services whether it’s telephone, power or energy.”

SaskEnergy did $300 million worth of capital construction in Saskatchewan last year in order to develop the infrastructure for over 7300  new customers and businesses coming into the province.

“You need to have the infrastructure for people to come,” said Director of Media Relations for SaskEnergy, Dave Burdeniuk. “That’s where our capital program comes from, and for SaskEnergy as far as our earnings last year we also had to deal with a lot of weather events. We came out of one of the coldest winters in decades and that really challenged us and our system. We did have to go out and buy additional natural gas supplies in the dead of winter and that was all at very high market prices. We had flooding issues throughout mainly the south east and into east central Saskatchewan that we dealt with. We did have challenges with ground shifting in resort communities around some of the lakes in the province, so that did effect our earnings but we still were able to return positive earnings for the people of the province. Really, it’s building infrastructure and keeping in pace with the growth that we’re seeing. We’re seeing tremendous growth and we have now for the last 7 or 8 years, and really it’s showing no signs of stopping.”

McMorris added he believes the Crown Corporations have been serving the people of the province well.

“We realize that there are challenges as we move forward, but they’re serving the people well trying to provide the services that we need here in the province at a cost that is reasonable. That doesn’t mean that there haven’t been increases, but I think our basket of our services are quite reasonable and continue to grow and meet the demands of the province,” explained McMorris. “It really does focus around our whole initiative as we move forward through CIC, it’s all geared around Saskatchewan’s Plan for Growth. Looking at where we want to be as a population in 2020 and what we need to be able to meet that need. They’re working hard to make sure that we meet that growth target, and I think it’s good for the province and I think it’s good for the people in the province.”

Other projects included the launch of Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Sequestration Project, the continued expansion of Sasktel’s fibre network InfiNET, and the $6.5 million spent by SaskWater on asset refurbishment and replacement.

SaskTel, SaskEnergy, and SaskPower spent $1.9 billion in 2014, despite challenges of competition and high construction and operation costs.

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