Shaw off to hot start in 2021
The Canadian Press - Jan 13, 2021 - Business Buzz

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CALGARY — Shaw Communications Inc. says its fiscal year got off to great start despite the ongoing impact from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Executive chairman and CEO Brad Shaw says the Calgary-based company’s strategy to “scale our wireless business and deliver profitable wireline results set new records this quarter.”

“Consumers are embracing the launch of Shaw Mobile and the value proposition of our offerings. Demand for our bundled wireless service has significantly exceeded our expectations, resulting in over 100,000 new wireless customers in the quarter,” he said Wednesday.

Shaw said it absorbed a net loss of 15,000 internet customers as customers are increasingly choosing faster internet service.

“I am confident that our bundling initiatives provides a great value proposition for new customers and over time, will drive internet subscriber growth,” Shaw said during a conference call.

“But I am equally pleased with the trends and improved profitability that we have seen in the early days of bundling mobility with our existing wireline customers.”

Overall, Shaw reported a first-quarter profit of $163 million, up from $162 million in the same quarter a year earlier, as its revenue crept lower.

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