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HYDRO-QUEBEC CHOOSES ROGERS FOR WIRELESS CONNECTIVITY OF SMART METER COLLECTORS

June 17, 2011

News Releases

Network reliability and Machine to Machine expertise key factors in
selection of Rogers 

MONTREAL, June 17, 2011 /CNW Telbec/ – Rogers Communications announced
today that the Rogers team in Quebec will enable the provision of
machine to machine (M2M) wireless connectivity across the province of
Quebec to Hydro-Quebec. Rogers will connect Hydro Quebec’s central
system with up to 600 Smart Meter collectors, which aggregate data
relayed from the province’s 3.8-million Smart Meters. Following a
rigorous call for proposals, Rogers was awarded a six year contract
because of its expertise in being able to provide M2M turnkey business
solutions via a reliable network at competitive prices.

“We are proud to work with Hydro-Quebec to deliver this innovative,
seamless turnkey business solution which will allow for real time
connections across Quebec,” said Philippe Sicotte, Vice President of
business solutions at Rogers. “Rogers deploys innovative business
solutions that allow its customers to have full control of their
network and their operations. Rogers M2M customers have peace of mind
knowing that their devices are running on Rogers’ proven reliable
network.”

Rogers combines a world-class wireless network and the Rogers M2M
Control Center, an industry leading M2M deployment platform exclusive
to Rogers in Canada. In addition, Rogers integrates hardware from
best-of-breed partners to wirelessly enable M2M solutions. To service
Hydro Quebec in the context of this, Rogers will team up with Xplornet
Communications Inc. to ensure satellite connectivity in remote parts of
Quebec. Rogers begins deployment on a trial basis of the M2M wireless
connection of Hydro Quebec’s Smart Meter collectors this month.

Over the past 15 years, Rogers has enabled hundreds of thousands M2M
connections in Canada. As one of the only providers in Canada that
provides access to global standards for M2M through the strength of our
GPRS/EDGE/HSPA network technologies, Rogers is committed to providing
the tools and platforms to enable fast delivery of next-generation
connected devices across various industries and market segments. M2M
solutions can serve to improve productivity, reduce costs through
increased efficiency and allow for more precise quality control. Common
M2M solutions include data collection, remote control, remote
monitoring, status tracking, road traffic control, security systems,
fleet management, telemedicine and connected consumer devices.

For more information on Rogers M2M solutions, visit www.rogers.com/M2M

Earlier this year Rogers also launched a Wireless Innovation Centre in
Montreal to showcase cutting-edge wireless business solutions and to
allow CIOs and executives to see, touch and feel how wireless
technology can be working to help them achieve their business goals.

Rogers Communications Inc.
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We are Canada’s largest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one of Canada’s leading providers of cable
television, high-speed Internet and telephony services. Through Rogers
Media we are engaged in radio and television broadcasting, televised
shopping, magazines and trade publications, and sports entertainment.
We are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and
RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further
information about the Rogers group of companies, please visit www.rogers.com