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Rogers launches its LTE network in 18 more markets to bring the world's fastest wireless network technology to the majority of Canadians

Rogers first to offer LTE in eight new markets
LTE fuels an 80 per cent growth in wireless internet usage at Rogers

TORONTO, Oct. 1, 2012 /CNW/ – Rogers Communications announced today that
its LTE network is now live in 18 additional markets, bringing the
world’s fastest wireless network technology to roughly 60 per cent of
Canadians. Rogers continues to introduce LTE to new markets across
Canada and is the first to launch LTE in Saskatoon and Regina, St.
Catharines/Niagara, Oshawa/Pickering/Ajax, Windsor, Sudbury, Sherbrooke
and Trois-Rivières.

Rogers LTE is also live today in Victoria, Abbotsford, Kelowna,
Kingston, Edmonton, Quebec City, Oakville/Burlington/Hamilton,
London/Kitchener/Waterloo, Cambridge and Barrie. Rogers will continue
to expand its LTE coverage adding additional markets this year and in

“We’re proud to bring LTE first to many more Canadians and we’re hearing
great feedback from consumers who love the speed and the quality that
LTE delivers,” said John Boynton, Rogers Executive Vice President and
Chief Marketing Officer. “Canadians have an insatiable demand to be
connected and this means doing even more on the go. They’re sharing
videos, pictures and accessing real-time entertainment services like
streaming music, gaming and videos. LTE helps deliver the next gen
experience they’re looking for.”

Rogers was the first to launch LTE in Canada with the commercial launch
in Ottawa, followed by Toronto, Montreal, Vancouver and surrounding
areas, as well as Calgary, Halifax, St. John’s and Moncton. Since
Rogers launched its LTE network, the company has seen an 80 per cent
increase in wireless internet usage year over year. The world is moving
to digital and LTE allows consumers and businesses to seamlessly
connect wherever they are, at home, at work, or on the go. According to
Cisco, by 2015 more smartphones will be connected to the Internet than
home computers. And the traffic generated from these on-the-go devices
will exceed traffic from wired devices.

“Canadians’ digital needs are changing and we’re investing significantly
in LTE to ensure our customers are ready for the next wave of digital
experiences they haven’t even thought of,” said Boynton. “The shift to
a mobile lifestyle is real, it’s coming fast, and we’re excited to
deliver the best internet experience in this digitally advanced world.”

Today, Rogers has the largest selection of LTE devices of any Canadian
carrier, including the recently released iPhone 5. The LG Optimus G,
available this November, offers maximum theoretical LTE download speeds
of up to 100 Mbps, making it Canada’s fastest smartphone. The Motorola
RAZR HD LTE and the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 will also be joining the
Rogers LTE device lineup this fall.

For more information on Rogers LTE network and devices visit Visit here for a coverage map.

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).
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SOURCE: Rogers Communications Inc.