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Rogers rolls out next generation network - Advanced wireless services available in 5 Quebec markets

    Major investments and expansion of HSPA mean wireless video calling in
    Quebec City, Greater Montreal, Trois-Rivières, Chicoutimi and Gatineau

    MONTREAL, Oct. 16 /CNW Telbec/ - Rogers announced today a major roll out
of its next generation high speed network and VISION services in 5 Quebec
markets. The launch introduces Rogers VISION service for customers in Quebec
City, Greater Montreal, Trois-Rivières, Chicoutimi and Gatineau as well as
20 other markets across Canada. Earlier this year, Rogers introduced VISION
services in Ontario's Golden Horseshoe. Rogers remains the first and only
wireless carrier in North America to offer wireless video calling.
    "Through continuous investments and expansion, Rogers has solidified its
position as Canada's fastest and most advanced wireless network," said Jean
Laporte, President, Eastern Region, Rogers Communications Inc. "Rogers VISION
is a quantum leap forward in wireless communications and has revolutionized
the way customers access information and entertainment on-the-go."
    With Rogers VISION, customers can communicate in entirely innovative ways
with mobile multimedia and visual services, such as video-on-demand,
including, online community sites like Facebook, MySpace and YouTube,
27 channels of Mobile Television and video programs with incredible clarity;
radio-on-demand, featuring live XM Satellite radio; and Rogers MusicStore with
one million music tracks. Moreover, the Rogers HSPA network allows business
customers to save time by taking their high-speed broadband office experience
on the road with incredibly fast wireless Internet and multimedia access.
    The Rogers VISION suite of services operates on Rogers' new High Speed
Packet Access (HSPA) network, the fastest wireless network in Canada. HSPA is
the latest evolution of GSM, the world-wide standard for mobile wireless
communications. This 3G protocol significantly improves download speeds on
wireless devices, providing a user experience similar to broadband high-speed
    Rogers has more than 3,700 employees based in Quebec and has invested
more than $40 million in the province since 2005. These significant
contributions have enabled Rogers/Fido wireless customers to have access to
advanced wireless products and services in major Quebec regions, including
Quebec City, Beauce, Mauricie, Gatineau, Lanaudière and Mont-Tremblant.
Today's expansion of Rogers 3G HSPA network further reinforces Rogers'
position as a key innovator in communications, information and entertainment.
    Rogers is offering state-of-the-art handsets to enable Rogers VISION
suite of services to come to life, including the Samsung A706, the LG TU500
and the LG Shine Slider. Business customers can choose from a vast selection
of high-speed wireless devices such as the Motorola Q9H, the Palm Treo 750,
the HTC TyTN and the GT Max PC Card.
    For more information about Rogers VISION services and Rogers High Speed
Wireless network for business, visit

    About Rogers Wireless

    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless
and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's most reliable wireless voice and
data communications network, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless
provider and the only carrier operating on the global standard GSM and highly
advanced HSPA technology platforms. As well as providing seamless roaming in
more than 200 countries around the world with its GSM based services, Rogers
Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its
2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. The company is a subsidiary of Rogers
Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian
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