Cable & Telecom

SHAW WIRELESS: Carrier data offload a big part of business plan for Shaw’s new Wi-Fi net

CALGARY – While Shaw Communications’ decision to step back from spending what could have been a billion dollars on a traditional wireless build seems like a good idea to most, blanketing its cable footprint with Wi-Fi instead has left some perplexed.Earlier this year, a combination of factors led executives at Shaw to drop anchor on its sail into the rough wireless waters. Buffeted by fast-blowing winds like the rapid development of LTE, the costs to build what was, at the start, an HSDPA net, and the trouble the other wireless newcomers like Wind, Videotron and Mobilicity were having attracting customers,...

Our industry and COVID-19

We've gathered a number of links where Canadian cable, radio, television, telecom and wireless companies have posted their responses to the Covid-19 pandemic.