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Shaw reports rise in profits for third quarter

telecom | 07/02/2021 12:53 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. reported a large spike in profit for its third quarter of the year on Wednesday.  The company, which has scrapped its calls with analysts since the announcement of its proposed merger with Rogers Communications Inc, reported a major jump of 92.4...

Rogers, Shaw execs mum on spectrum at Industry committee  

telecom | 03/29/2021 7:40 pm EDT

On the opening day Monday of hearings into Roger's proposed acquisition of Shaw, MPs on the House of Commons Industry Committee sought answers from the companies' executives on whether or not the two companies seek to hold on to Shaw's discounted spectrum, and how the merger...

Shaw wireline losses are part of a strategy: McAleese

telecom | 01/13/2021 5:47 pm EST

While Shaw Communications Inc. posted a substantial loss in wireline subscribers for the three months...

Wireless no longer a growth market: Shaw’s McAleese

telecom | 10/30/2020 5:35 pm EDT

The lack of pricing "discipline" in the wireless market could have negative...

Shaw Mobile’s early gains to come at expense of Rogers, Bell: analyst

telecom | 07/30/2020 2:45 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s new wireless brand is likely to initially...

Shaw bundles internet and wireless in new mobile offering

telecom | 07/30/2020 6:00 am EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s first Shaw-branded wireless service has...

Shaw’s subscriber additions dampened by COVID lockdowns

telecom | 07/10/2020 8:39 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. president Paul McAleese said that while there has not been a big shift in customer behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic, the company is still nervous about the months ahead, given the economic impact of the pandemic.  "Because we're still seeing...

Network performance supports light regulatory touch: Bibic

telecom | 05/27/2020 6:58 pm EDT

The performance of networks in other countries during the COVID-19 crisis...

Shaw lays off ten per cent of workforce due to COVID-19

telecom | 04/14/2020 6:04 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. will temporarily lay off about ten per cent of its...

Freedom ‘less vulnerable’ to COVID than incumbents: McAleese

telecom | 04/09/2020 8:53 pm EDT

While it’s too early to tell what impact COVID-19 will have on Shaw...

Canadian wireless sub adds down slightly from 2018

telecom | 04/07/2020 4:39 pm EDT

Canada’s publicly-traded wireless service providers added just under 1.29 million wireless subscribers...

Broad MVNO access too risky, Competition Bureau tells CRTC

telecom | 02/18/2020 5:54 pm EST

GATINEAU, Que. — The CRTC’s two-week wireless policy review kicked off...

Big Three pricing has been ‘erratic’: Shaw’s McAleese

telecom | 01/13/2020 5:58 pm EST

After taking credit over the summer for the reduction in wireless pricing...

Competition Bureau endorses limited MVNO model

telecom | 11/25/2019 10:12 am EST

The Competition Bureau is officially endorsing a policy that would temporarily mandate access to the incumbents’ network infrastructure by mobile virtual network operators (MVNOs), the watchdog said Monday. The recommendation...

In an unstable week for wireless, steady Q4 for Shaw

telecom | 10/25/2019 6:02 pm EDT

In a conference call with analysts Friday, Shaw Communications Inc. executives declared that the company...

Unlimited plans ‘premature,’ will hurt ARPU: Bell CFO

telecom | 09/25/2019 5:43 pm EDT

For BCE Inc. the industry-wide lurch toward unlimited data plans in the mobile wireless market was “premature,” because it will cut the amount of revenue generated from data overages in the short term. “We didn’t start this, we followed,” Bell chief financial...

Freedom answers to ‘unlimited’, offers $0 phones on select plans

telecom | 07/25/2019 6:41 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom is responding to the wireless...

Bigger, cheaper data plans thanks to us: Shaw

telecom | 06/27/2019 5:41 pm EDT

The price of data is coming down and the size of data packages is going up, all thanks to market pressure...

Shaw’s McAleese says no ‘use case’ for MVNOs in Canada

telecom | 06/04/2019 3:42 pm EDT

TORONTO — Paul McAleese, president of wireless at Shaw Communications...

Freedom open to network-sharing with Rogers, president says

telecom | 05/24/2019 6:09 pm EDT

As Shaw Communications Inc. continues to expand its Freedom Mobile brand, a...

Freedom says ads intended to ‘stir the market,’ induce churn

telecom | 04/09/2019 6:51 pm EDT

An ad launched over the weekend depicting a fictitious version of the big three incumbent wireless providers gloating about high prices charged to consumers is another effort by Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom to rile up the industry, its president said on Tuesday. The...

Freedom says data strategy attracting higher-value customers

telecom | 01/14/2019 6:30 pm EST

Shaw Communications Inc. says its wireless business has reaped the fruits...

Freedom ups the ante with 100 GB of data offer

telecom | 11/19/2018 6:00 am EST

Shaw Communications Inc.’s wireless division is stirring the piping hot industry pot once again, as it...

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...

Freedom launches its own low-cost data plans

telecom | 07/19/2018 4:32 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc. has launched low-cost wireless data plans that trump offers proposed by its competitors to the CRTC, after the telecoms told the regulator that it should accept no substitutes what they proposed. The...

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...

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,...

Rogers unfazed by Freedom ‘Big Gig’ offer: CEO

telecom | 10/19/2017 4:34 pm EDT

Joe Natale isn’t worried about Shaw Communications Inc.’s move to offer its Freedom customers 10...

Freedom debuts LTE in Calgary and Edmonton

telecom | 05/18/2017 3:18 pm EDT

Shaw Communications Inc.’s Freedom Mobile has expanded its LTE network into Calgary and Edmonton, the company announced Wednesday. “The launch of our powerful new LTE network furthers our commitment to providing Freedom...

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 said in a call with analysts that McAleese would “guide Freedom’s operations in continued growth going forward, and will be instrumental regarding the integration of our wireless operations within Shaw.” Analyst reaction Wednesday was mixed. While Canaccord Genuity’s Aravinda Galappatthige said he viewed Krstajic’s leaving as negative, Barclays Capital...