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Shaw feels the competitive heat on wireline

telecom | 10/25/2018 6:04 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported wireline results for the fourth quarter that analysts characterized as disappointing and the company said were the result of fierce competition from rival Telus Corp. “I think it’s clear in a competitive marketplace when you win a...

Shaw cites broadband pricing, packaging as areas to improve

telecom | 06/28/2018 5:51 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. blamed a third quarter of soft consumer internet performance more on its own execution than on hyper-competitive activity during a conference call with analysts Thursday. Shaw’s third quarter results reflected a loss on the consumer internet...

Freedom on new, ‘sustainable’ trajectory after record sub adds: Shaw

telecom | 04/12/2018 4:46 pm EDT

On the heels of record wireless subscriber growth in its second quarter,...

Shaw offering buyouts to 6,500 employees

telecom | 01/30/2018 5:55 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. said Tuesday it is offering voluntary buyouts to 6,500 of its employees and...

With the iPhone, Freedom like a ‘new business’: Mehr

telecom | 01/11/2018 5:47 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s wireless brand may see its strongest quarter...

600 MHz auction needs ‘substantial’ set-aside: Shaw

telecom | 11/06/2017 3:04 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. is asking the federal government to use the...

Freedom set to support older iPhones with spectrum rejig, deployment

telecom | 10/26/2017 5:37 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Thursday that it would move to redeploy existing spectrum in addition to deploying new spectrum to allow it to support older Apple Inc....

Plan comes together for TV subs boost in Shaw Q3: Mehr

telecom | 06/28/2017 2:26 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s increased TV and Internet subscription numbers...

Shaw promises more integration with Freedom under new COO

telecom | 04/12/2017 9:10 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. said Wednesday that its Freedom Mobile division will have a new chief operating officer, as Paul McAleese takes over from Alek Krstajic. CEO Brad Shaw...

CRTC grills telecoms on skinny basic promotion, bundling

Media | 09/08/2016 1:01 am EDT

GATINEAU — A CRTC panel pressed Canada's largest TV service providers on whether they were doing enough to bring attention to new skinny-basic services, raising concerns that higher-tier...

What does the future hold for WiFi calling?

telecom | 05/20/2016 6:47 pm EDT

Despite the fact that large wireless carriers have been offering WiFi calling for months, the emergence of WiFi calling provider Sugar Mobile, and hinted-at-plans by Shaw Communications Inc. to integrate Wind with its...

New executive team at Shaw, Jay Mehr named president

Media | 03/10/2016 10:02 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. announced Wednesday a restructuring of its executive team and has appointed Jay Mehr, Shaw’s chief operating officer, as its new president, replacing Peter Bissonnette. The press release said...

Shaw partners with Bell to offer CraveTV discount

Media | 03/02/2016 9:59 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. has partnered with BCE Inc. to provide Bell’s over-the-top (OTT) streaming service, CraveTV, at a discount to its cable and satellite customers. The companies said in a joint press release that...

Shaw to keep Wind’s current strategy in place: exec

telecom | 02/09/2016 9:51 pm EST

As it takes ownership of Wind Mobile, Shaw Communications Inc. will continue positioning Wind as a cheaper option compared to the big three national wireless carriers, according to the company’s chief operating officer....

Shaw’s FreeRange TV first step in transition to IP-based system

Media | 01/06/2016 9:09 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. on Wednesday began publicizing the first phase in a transformation of its television service that it hopes gives consumers reason to choose its TV service over competitors and over the option of having no TV service at all. It announced the availability of an application called FreeRange TV, which...

Shaw says timing, current market dynamics made Wind deal attractive

Media | 12/17/2015 3:43 pm EST

The economics of entering Canada’s wireless market through the acquisition of Wind Mobile today are better than past opportunities Shaw Communications Inc. has had to enter the mobile sector, officials said during a conference call Thursday morning. “By acquiring a company that already has a solid foundation, including spectrum, management expertise and scale, we have significantly lowered our risk of entry, and have done so in a disciplined and prudent manner,” Brad Shaw, CEO...

Mandated wholesale access to FTTP wouldn’t deter investment: Shaw

telecom | 11/28/2014 10:29 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — Shaw Communications Inc. on Friday took a different tack than other large Internet service providers that have spoken before the CRTC’s wholesale wireline...

Cable giants’ results show cord-cutting continues

Media | 10/23/2014 9:12 pm EDT

Canada's two biggest cable companies on Thursday reported losses of more than 100,000 television subscribers each over the last year. Roger Communications Inc.'s earnings release showed that it had 2.04 million TV subscribers at the end of the third quarter on Sept. 30, down 111,000 from a year earlier. Shaw...