Shaw Communications Inc.
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Shaw Communications Inc.

November 27, 2015 12:00 ET

Shaw Delivers Easy-To-Manage Connectivity Solutions to Small and Medium Businesses With SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity

Shaw Business Makes Managed WiFi and Network Security Solutions Affordable and Manageable for Small and Medium Businesses

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - Nov. 27, 2015) - Shaw Communications Inc. (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR) today introduced SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity, bringing the power and capacity of managed WiFi and network security solutions that were previously unavailable to emerging small and medium sized businesses.

"Whether it is for your employees or customers, a fast, easy, secure Internet connection is a priority for businesses across Canada," said Ron McKenzie, Senior Vice President, Shaw Business. "But all too frequently, being a small and medium sized business has meant making compromises to IT infrastructure and network security as the solutions available to large corporations were not economical. SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity challenges this problem and ensures that small and medium sized businesses have the scalable IT infrastructure they need to grow efficiently."

SmartSecurity enables companies with limited IT resources to enjoy the peace-of-mind that comes with industry-leading network security with an easy-to-use system. SmartSecurity will also have tiered pricing and feature packages to meet the specific needs of Canadian businesses.

SmartWiFi provides small businesses with solutions that help employees stay connected, including seamless integration between wireless and wired networks, uninterrupted access to shared printers and servers, and access to built-in analytics provide monitoring and insights so business owners can continually optimize their wireless networks. Through the management portal, it is even easy to monitor and limit bandwidth allocations so a small number of data-heavy users doesn't impact the service for everyone.

SmartWiFi is available today with three pricing options available, and SmartSecurity will launch Spring 2016.

Built on the cutting-edge Cisco Meraki platform, SmartWiFi and SmartSecurity balance powerful features with straightforward management tools.

"Providing a reliable and secure WiFi network is now almost a basic requirement for any business," said Mark Kummer, Vice President, Service Provider, Cisco Canada. "Shaw's new offerings, built on the Cisco Meraki platform, will provide SMBs with affordable, scalable and secure solutions that are easy to deploy and manage, and improve customer and employee experiences."

For more information, visit http://business.shaw.ca/internet/SmartWifi.

About Shaw Communications

Shaw Communications Inc. is a diversified communications and media company, serving 3.2 million customers through a reliable and extensive fibre network. Shaw serves consumers with broadband Internet, WiFi, Digital Phone and Video products and services. Shaw Business Network Services provides business customers Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, Video and fleet tracking services. Shaw Business Infrastructure Services offers North American enterprises colocation, cloud and managed services through ViaWest. Shaw Media provides Canadians with engaging programming content through one of Canada's largest conventional television networks, Global Television, and 19 specialty networks including HGTV Canada, Food Network Canada, HISTORY® and Showcase. Shaw is traded on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges and is included in the S&P/TSX 60 Index (TSX:SJR.B)(NYSE:SJR). For more information, please visit www.shaw.ca.

Contact Information

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    Shaw Communications Inc.
    Chethan Lakshman
    VP, External Affairs
    (403) 930-8448
    chethan.lakshman@sjrb.ca

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    Director, Communications
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