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Rogers rolls out next generation wireless network in Atlantic region – Halifax and Moncton now offering broadband wireless data services

April 8, 2008

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    TORONTO, April 8 /CNW/ - Rogers today announced the availability of its
3G high-speed wireless network and Rogers Vision services in Moncton and
Halifax. With this major expansion, Rogers becomes the fastest and most
advanced network from coast to coast. Moreover, following a successful trial
announced in late 2007, Moncton and Halifax become the first cities in the
Western Hemisphere to commercially offer 7.2 Mbps wireless services, making
mobile download speeds the fastest in the country and in the top 5% worldwide.
    "This major expansion reinforces Rogers as Canada's fastest and most
advanced wireless network from the Atlantic coast to the Pacific coast," said
Rob Bruce, President, Rogers Wireless. "It also confirms Rogers as the first
in the Western Hemisphere and one of the leading carriers in the world to take
their customers to the next level with the blazingly fast speeds of
cutting-edge 3.5 G technology."
    Rogers is the first and only wireless carrier in North America to offer
true wireless video calling. The Rogers Vision suite of services operates on
Rogers' next generation (3G) High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network. With
Rogers Vision, customers can communicate in entirely innovative ways with
mobile multimedia and visual services, like Video on Demand, including online
community sites like MySpace and YouTube; over 25 channels of Mobile
Television and video programs with incredible clarity; Radio on Demand,
featuring live XM Satellite radio channels; and Rogers MusicStore with more
than 1.8 million music tracks. In addition, the Rogers HSPA network allows
business customers to save time by taking their high-speed broadband office
experience on the road and even abroad with incredibly fast wireless Internet
and multimedia access. Rogers customers can roam with GSM in over 200
countries and to any of the 80 countries where HSPA networks have been
deployed. According to the GSA (Global Mobile Suppliers Association), 116
commercial HSPA operators worldwide support speeds of 3.6Mbps or higher.

    Rogers Vision Handsets

    Rogers is offering state-of-the-art handsets to enable Rogers Vision
suite of services to come to life, including the Sony Ericsson K850, LG Shine
Slider and Motorola RAZR2. Business customers can choose from a range of
high-speed wireless devices such as the Motorola Q9H, the Samsung JACK, the
Palm Treo 750, the HTC TyTN and the Novatel 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 7.3 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. In addition to providing
seamless roaming in more than 200 countries 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
communications and media company. For further information, please visit

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