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Shaw’s ViaWest to acquire INetU

telecom | 11/19/2015 2:52 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s U.S. data-centre division, ViaWest Inc., announced Thursday it is acquiring INetU Inc., a cloud hosting company. ViaWest said in a press release that it will buy the Pennsylvania-based company for $162.5 million US. Nancy Phillips, CEO of ViaWest, said in the release that the acquisition will help “add new services and capabilities,” to its existing cloud and managed offerings, as well as allow the company to expand its customer base to other locations and provide customers in the East Coast and Europe with more options to deploy their applications. “The combination of ViaWest and INetU offers significant benefits for our customers and our employees, giving them more options, capabilities and opportunities,” Dev Chanchani, CEO of...

Shaw sees 40% rise in profits in Q4

Media | 10/22/2015 5:35 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday a 43.8 per cent increase in its fourth quarter profits. It said in its quarterly results that its net income for the three months ending Aug. 31 was up 43.8 per cent to $276 million, up from $192 million a year earlier. Revenue was up 6.3 per cent to $1.34 billion, up from $1.26 billion a year earlier, the company said, adding those results reflected its acquisition of the U.S. data centre provider ViaWest Inc. Shaw indicated in the release that the net income increase of $84 million reflected an improvement in “operating income before...