Press release

Shaw achieves MEF Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certification

Shaw’s fibre-based business Ethernet services tested for conformity and performance

September 25, 2012

Calgary, Alberta (September 25, 2012) — Shaw Business announced today that it has been awarded Metro Ethernet Forum (MEF) Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certification for all of its fibre-based business Ethernet services (EPL, EVPL and VPLS). This makes Shaw Business one of the first carriers in Canada to achieve MEF ELAN Certification for its VPLS service.

MEF Certification is the global standard for Carrier Ethernet services standardization, designed to accelerate the deployment of Carrier Ethernet services worldwide. Shaw’s Ethernet product catalogue has undergone extensive testing by Iometrix, the MEF’s official laboratory, to prove conformity, performance and dependability. The certification provides customers assurance that Shaw’s fibre-based Ethernet services meet or exceed standards and align to their networking needs.

“Whether it’s a commercial client who relies on our network for their critical business needs or an international partner looking to extend their reach into our extensive North American footprint – Shaw Business offers scalable products to suit a wide range of business requirements,” said Peter Bissonnette, President, Shaw Communications Inc. “The MEF’s Carrier Ethernet 1.0 Certification process provides independent validation of Shaw Business Ethernet services, and we are committed to consistently meet or exceed all industry standards.”

Shaw Business’s coast-to-coast Ethernet network is built on the latest networking technologies and is engineered for high-capacity data delivery, including speeds up to 100 Gbit/s. The backbone behind every service Shaw offers, the network owned and operated by Shaw is relied on by nearly two million residential and business customers Canada and worldwide to deliver Internet, phone, HDTV and data content.

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About Shaw

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 19 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

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