BELLEVUE, Wash., Jan. 25, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- 5G Americas, the industry trade association and voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas, today announced the election of Shaw Communications Inc. to its Board of Governors. Shaw will join 17 of the wireless industry’s leading operators and manufacturers on the Board to work on progressing 5G, and further advancement and innovation for LTE technology, in the Americas region. 

“As a technology leader in Western Canada, Shaw has been advocating for innovative and affordable mobile wireless services throughout their region,” stated Chris Pearson, President of 5G Americas. “We are honored to have Shaw being represented by Zoran Stakic on our Board of Governors as we move toward spectrum harmonization, technology advancement and 5G throughout the entire Americas region.”

Shaw is one of Canada’s largest providers of residential communications services. Their Wireline division connects families and businesses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and Northern Ontario through a hybrid fibre-coax network with broadband Internet, video and phone services, and Shaw Go WiFi — the country’s largest Wi-Fi network. Through Freedom Mobile, Shaw provides consumers in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario with voice and data services through a wireless network infrastructure that is quickly expanding and improving.  

“We are committed to powering connections for our customers,” said Zoran Stakic, Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, Shaw Communications. “As the only Canadian provider on the 5G Americas Board of Governors, we look forward to collaborating with some of the industry’s top leaders to share ideas and foster innovation.”

5G Americas' Board of Governors members include: América Móvil, AT&T, Cable & Wireless, Cisco, CommScope, Entel, Ericsson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE), Intel, Kathrein, Mavenir, Nokia, Qualcomm Incorporated, Samsung, Sprint, T-Mobile US, Inc. Telefónica and now Shaw Communications Inc.

About 5G Americas: The Voice of 5G and LTE for the Americas:
5G Americas is an industry trade organization composed of leading telecommunications service providers and manufacturers. The organization's mission is to advocate for and foster the advancement and full capabilities of LTE wireless technology and its evolution beyond to 5G, throughout the ecosystem's networks, services, applications and wirelessly connected devices in the Americas. 5G Americas is invested in developing a connected wireless community while leading 5G development for all the Americas. 5G Americas is headquartered in Bellevue, Washington. More information is available at

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About Shaw:
Shaw Communications Inc. is an enhanced connectivity provider. Our Consumer division serves consumers with broadband Internet, Shaw Go WiFi, Video and digital phone. Our Wireless division provides wireless voice and data services through an expanding and improving mobile wireless network infrastructure. The Business Network Services division provides business customers with Internet, data, WiFi, telephony, and Video services. For more information, please visit

5G Americas
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Shaw Communications Inc.
Chethan Lakshman
+1 403 930 8448