Shaw Communications selects wireless network provider
June 28, 2010
Calgary, Alberta (June 28, 2010) — Shaw Communications announced today that is has selected Nokia Siemens Networks ("NSN") to provide the radio access network and core equipment for Shaw's next generation wireless network. NSN won the business after an extensive and competitive review process.
NSN has considerable experience in deploying state-of-the-art wireless networks in Canada, and has been a world leader in developing Third Generation ("3G") and Long Term Evolution ("LTE") technology. The equipment from NSN will be fully 3G and LTE capable, giving Shaw a variety of options to deliver broadband wireless services to customers using the Advanced Wireless Services ("AWS") band, as well as future frequency bands. Shaw's wireless network will be fully integrated into our extensive fibre optic network to enable the full potential of highspeed mobile applications to customers.
Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications company whose core business is providing broadband cable television, High-Speed Internet, Digital Phone, telecommunications services (through Shaw Business Solutions) and satellite direct-to-home services (through Shaw Direct). The Company serves 3.4 million customers, including over 1.7 million Internet and 950,000 Digital Phone customers, through a reliable and extensive network, which comprises 625,000 kilometres of fibre. 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).
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Shaw Communications Inc.
VP, External Affairs