Wanted: Wireless pros to help build Shaw’s network
Shaw Communications issued a press release today that said it needs to hire wireless professionals for its engineering and IT departments in order to build its own wireless network.
During an earnings call earlier this month, Shaw said it would spend $100 million in fiscal 2010, with a target of launching its wireless service next year.
"Next-generation wireless encompasses much more than just cell phones," said Shaw Communications President Peter Bissonnette. “We're approaching wireless in an innovative, leading-edge way that will allow for a variety of exciting new mobile opportunities in and out-of-home for our customers.
"Our greatest advantage has always been the strength of our people. We're looking for wireless professionals who are passionate about bringing ideas to life so we can deliver unparalleled innovation and exceptional reliability to our customers."
In 2008, Shaw spent $190 million on wireless licenses as the Canadian government has focused on enabling more competition in the wireless arena.
However, Shaw isn’t the only service provider that has wireless aspirations. Videotron is also working on a wireless play , and several new companies have launched their services, as well.