Samsung plans to open a new regional office in Regina, Saskatchewan to support the rollout of SaskTel’s 5G network.
The office, located in downtown Regina, seeks to establish a local point of contact between the two companies. Samsung expects to secure full rental of the new office by the end of the first quarter of 2022. The location will provide career opportunities for new graduates and offer co-op placements in conjunction with Saskatchewan universities, Samsung said. Canada for publication in an email statement.
SaskTel plans to start rolling out its 5G network in Regina and Saskatoon by the end of 2021 and expand coverage until 2022. The company announced last year that it had pledged $ 1.6. billion Canadian dollars to strengthen its networks until 2025. It bought 68 licenses in the 3500. Auctions of the spectrum of the middle MHz band for 145 million dollars.
In a press release, SaskTel chief executive Doug Burnett said the new office will help the two companies explore more opportunities that will benefit the people and economy of Saskatchewan.
In March 2021, SaskTel selected Samsung as the sole technology provider for its 5G network. Through their partnership, SaskTel will use Samsung equipment in its radio and backbone access networks, as well as its various software and network management technologies.
Samsung has established a foothold in Canada as one of the country’s leading providers of network equipment. In addition to SaskTel, the South Korean company signed supplier agreements with Quebecor Videotron in 2019 and Telus in 2020.