Shaw Scraps LTE Network Plans
Will Instead Focus on Wi-Fi Network
While Canadian operator Rogers prepares to launch its speedy new LTE network in Toronto
, Canadian cable company Shaw is backing away from their own wireless plans. Just a few months ago Shaw was insisting they'd spend $100 million this year to build an LTE network, which they'd start offering commercially later this year. Today however Shaw announced they were scrapping their wireless build plans
, citing the high cost of entry and the number of wireless companies already in the game. Instead, Shaw will follow Cablevision's lead, offering a Wi-Fi network to users in order "to extend their Shaw services beyond the home. This will achieve our objectives without risking well over $1 billion in capital expenditures on a traditional wireless network build," says the company.