Shaw Business signs contract with Snamprogetti Canada
Shaw Business to provide services to the Sunrise Energy Construction Camp through three-year agreement
February 14, 2012
Calgary, Alberta (February 14, 2012) — Shaw Communications Inc. is proud to announce its successful bid to provide Snamprogetti Canada Inc. with communications services for Husky’s Sunrise Energy Project construction camp. The three-year agreement will service 1,500 individual camp rooms and showcase Shaw Business’s capabilities in three key areas – phone, television and Internet.
Snamprogetti Canada, a leading contractor in the design and implementation of large oil and gas projects, is facilitating the construction of the camp. The camp will act as a residence for construction contractors at the Sunrise Energy Project, an oil sands project located 60 kilometres northeast of Fort McMurray, Alberta.
“Up until now business customers have not had any real or meaningful choice for their telecommunications needs,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “This agreement with Snamprogetti Canada is one of the largest of its kind for Shaw Business and shows our capability to provide exceptional tailor-made communications services to a wide variety of industries.”
Voice services for the Sunrise Energy Project construction camp will be provided as part of one of the largest SIP deployments that Shaw Business has undertaken to date. Allowing for the transfer of voice services over the Internet, Shaw’s advanced IP network enables customized voice and data solutions delivered by the latest technology.
High-Definition television services will deliver customized offerings to 1,500 individual camp rooms, including Video On Demand, Pay Per View and a selection of channel packages.
With Broadband speeds and five WiFi access points, Shaw Business will deliver lightning-fast Internet connectivity to customers at the camp using both wired and wireless devices.
Services for this large-scale offering are currently being implemented and the first phase is expected to be completed by the end of February 2012.
For more information about Shaw Business, please visit www.shaw.ca/business.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, providing consumers with broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Home Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business), satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct) and engaging programming content (through Shaw Media). Shaw serves 3.4 million customers, through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw Media operates one of the largest conventional television networks in Canada, Global Television, and 18 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, History Television and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (Symbol: TSX – SJR.B, NYSE – SJR). For more information about Shaw, please visit www.shaw.ca
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