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Rogers expects to power over one million machine-to-machine connections in 2013

January 28, 2013

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Rogers to deliver cloud-based data analytics solution to business
customers this year

New Wireless Innovation Centre in Toronto contributes to accelerating
innovation and adoption of connected wireless technology in Canada

TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced today
that it expects to power over one million Machine-to-Machine
connections and that it will bring a cloud-based hosted data analytics
offering to market before the end of this year. The company plans to
grow its traditional M2M business to include big data and analytics as
well as professional and managed services, and expects the market
revenue for the overall M2M ecosystem in Canada will reach $1 billion
in the next three years.

At a roundtable discussion today at the new Toronto Rogers Wireless
Innovation Centre, Nadir Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO, was joined
by SAP and leaders from Canadian healthcare and retail industries
including Women’s College Hospital and Canadian Tire. The discussion
focused on the impact connected technology and the ability to tap into
big data and analytics will have on Canadian businesses and consumers.

“Internet is the foundation for a truly digital world and as our lives
become increasingly connected we will see an explosion of valuable data
for businesses, governments, healthcare providers and consumers,” said
Nadir Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO. “As a business, we expect to
surpass one million M2M connections before end of year. To position
Canada at the forefront, we are making investments in networks,
strategic partnerships, and big data and analytics platforms to build a
robust ecosystem that will power a connected future for Canada.”

As part of its commitment to accelerate the adoption and development of
connected technology, Rogers has opened a new Wireless Innovation
Centre in Toronto. The space provides an interactive experience with
the latest machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and enterprise mobility
applications from partners. Solutions showcased include wireless asset
tracking, wireless backup connectivity, digital signage, video
surveillance, point of sale and data analytics applications. Hands-on
demos of technology that businesses and consumers use today are also
featured including ATMs, parking meters and GPS locating tools. Rogers
expects vertical industries will increasingly embrace these types of
connected solutions – particularly healthcare, retail, transportation,
energy and utilities.

“The future of enterprise mobility is about bringing together connected,
mobile devices with applications that allow crucial data to be
gathered,” said Tony Olvet, Group Vice President, IDC Canada. “Rogers
is contributing to the advancement and growth of Canada’s wireless
industry by not only investing in network technology, but also
resources to support and drive innovation.”

In addition to Toronto, Rogers has also opened Wireless Innovation
Centres in both Montreal and in Vancouver. To learn more about Rogers
M2M business, visit www.rogersm2mbusiness.com.

Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions:
This release includes “forward-looking information” within the meaning
of applicable securities laws and assumptions concerning the expected
continued deployment of M2M connections and entry into cloud-based
hosted data analytics as detailed above.  We caution that all
forward-looking information is inherently subject to change and
uncertainty and that actual results may differ materially from those
expressed or implied by the forward-looking information. A number of
risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause actual results and
events to differ materially from those expressed or implied in the
forward-looking information or could cause our current objectives,
strategies and intentions to change, including but not limited
to customer acceptance and adoption, technology advances and
arrangements with certain technology suppliers, and the potential
emergence of competing offerings. Many of these factors are beyond our
control and current expectation or knowledge. Should one or more of
these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize, our
objectives, strategies or intentions change, or any other factors or
assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect,
our actual results and our plans could vary significantly from what we
currently foresee. Accordingly, we warn investors to exercise caution
when considering statements containing forward-looking information and
that it would be unreasonable to rely on such statements as creating
legal rights regarding our future results or plans. We are under no
obligation (and we expressly disclaim any such obligation) to update or
alter any statements containing forward-looking information, the
factors or assumptions underlying them, whether as a result of new
information, future events or otherwise, except as required by law. All
of the forward-looking information in this earnings release is
qualified by the cautionary statements herein.

About Rogers Communications
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, sports entertainment, and
digital media. 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 rogers.com.

SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.