|Founded||June 12, 1908|
|Key people||Hon. In the Commonwealth realms a Crown corporation is a State-controlled company or enterprise Events 1381 - Peasants' Revolt: in England, rebels arrive at Blackheath. See also 1907 in Canada, other events of 1908, 1909 in Canada and the Timeline of Canadian history. Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada. Ken Cheveldayoff, Minister of Crown Corporations|
Robert Watson, CEO
|Revenue||▲ $1,009. For other uses of this term see Industry (disambiguation An industry (from Latin industrius, "diligent industrious" In business revenue or revenues is Income that a company receives from its normal business activities usually from the sale of goods and services 6 million |
(gain of $30. 8 million from 2005)
|Net income||▲ $72. Net income is equal to the Income that a firm has after subtracting costs and Expenses from the total Revenue. 5 million |
(gain of $8. 1 million from 2005)
Saskatchewan Telecommunications (SaskTel) is a provincial Crown Corporation operating under the authority of the Saskatchewan Telecommunications Act. Employment is a Contract between two parties, one being the employer and the other being the employee. A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages In the Commonwealth realms a Crown corporation is a State-controlled company or enterprise Saskatchewan (səˈskætʃəwən) is a prairie province in Canada, which has an area of 588276
SaskTel provides telecommunications services to 13 cities, 535 smaller communities and surrounding rural areas, including 49,000 farms. The corporation has over 425,000 business and residential customers, and has a work force of approximately 5100 employees throughout the province and in its wholly owned subsidiaries. SaskTel's head office is located at 2121 Saskatchewan Drive in downtown Regina, Saskatchewan. Regina (rɨˈdʒaɪnə is the capital of Saskatchewan, Canada.
SaskTel is the primary asset and wholly owned subsidiary of a holding company, the Saskatchewan Telecommunications Holding Corporation, which manages assets of approximately $1. 2 billion. In 2007, SaskTel was named one of Canada's Top 100 Employers, as published in Maclean's magazine, the only telecommunications company to receive this honour. Canada's Top 100 Employers is an annual competition that recognizes the best places in Canada to work Maclean's is a Canadian weekly News magazine, reporting on Canadian issues such as politics pop culture and current events 
While SaskTel oversees the corporation's core telecommunications business, the following business units have diversified into other services, products, and markets:
SaskTel delivers its communication services over a digital, fibre optic-based network. An optical fiber (or fibre) is a Glass or Plastic fiber that carries Light along its length
SaskTel, known at one time as Saskatchewan Government Telephones, had its origin in the Department of Railways, Telegraphs and Telephones, which was established on June 12, 1908. Digital television (DTV is the sending and receiving of moving images and sound by discrete ( digital) signals in contrast to the analog signals used by Voice-over-Internet protocol ( VoIP, vɔɪp is a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet
On October 1, 1909, SaskTel expanded its system by purchasing the Bell Telephone Company, the Saskatchewan Telephone Company, and the Wapella-Harris Telephone Company. The newly acquired facilities consisted of 18 telephone exchanges, 53 long distance offices, and 492 pole miles of long distance lines. Among the telephone exchanges purchased were those in Estevan, Moose Jaw, North Battleford, Prince Albert, and Regina. In 1911, SaskTel expanded further with the purchases of Saltcoats District Telephone Company, the North-Western Telephone Company (Saskatoon), and the Swift Current System. On December 1, 1912, Yorkton was added to the provincial telephone system with the purchase of the North West Electric Company.
SaskTel has been targeted by some people as being an overbearing monopoly. High-definition television (HDTV is a Digital television Broadcasting system with higher resolution than traditional television systems (standard-definition IPTV ( Internet Protocol Television) is a system where a Digital television service is delivered using Internet Protocol over a network infrastructure which Some claim that SaskTel tends to stifle smaller businesses looking to grow and/or invest in industries that are directly or closely related to SaskTel. As the advancement of technology (Voip or IPBX), the Telco industry has been pushed into other avenues of revenue to help maintain a reliable network of PBX phone services. Voice-over-Internet protocol ( VoIP, vɔɪp is a protocol optimized for the transmission of voice through the Internet An IP ( Internet Protocol) PBX ( Private branch exchange) is a business telephone system designed to deliver voice over a data network and interoperate with the normal Public Switched This has cause the new competition in fields ranging from Digital TV to Cellular services that have been traditionally in the private market.
Concern has also been raised by opposition political parties about some of SaskTel's "risky" out-of-province business ventures, such as Navigata Communications in Vancouver, which has yet to turn a profit.
The idea of privatizing all of, or parts of SaskTel has been a hot-button issue in past provincial elections, and will be an issue in the future. A large concern is the direct competition between the public and private markets. This has been eased with the regulation by the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) of all public Canadian Telcos, with regards to levels of service and fair competition rules. CRTC may also stand for Cathode Ray Tube Controller. Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission ( CRTC, in French Conseil These regulations have not carried over to phone services now being offered by traditional cable networks that have moved into the role of Landline providers. A landline, main line or fixed-line is a Telephone line which travels through a solid medium either metal Wire or Optical fibre
On the other side of the table, some argue that due to the rural and remote nature of much of Saskatchewan, it would be difficult for multiple service providers to be profitable and it is doubtful that private entities would have much incentive to provide or maintain high levels of service in remote areas.