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Rogers Wireless Next Generation 21 Mbps HSPA+ Network Goes Live in Canada's Five Largest Cities

September 14, 2009

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Launch of new 21 Mbps Rocket Mobile Internet Stick Gives Millions of
    Canadians Access to Fastest Wireless Speeds First in North America

TORONTO, Sept. 14 /CNW/ – Rogers Wireless today announced the commercial availability of Rogers’ next generation super-charged High Speed Packet Access Plus (HSPA+) network in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal, clocking in at maximum speeds of 21 Megabits per second (Mbps). Millions of Canadians can access the fastest wireless speeds in North America through the new 21 Mbps HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick, which customers can pre-order online only at starting today.

“With Rogers 21 Mbps HSPA+ network, customers in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal are the first in North America to experience the fastest world-class wireless speeds,” said John Boynton, Chief Marketing Officer and Senior Vice President, Rogers Wireless. “Rogers continues to remain at the forefront of offering Canadians the most innovative mobile technologies and first-to-market products, including the new Rogers Rocket Mobile Internet Stick that lets consumers enjoy mobile Internet access across Canada’s fastest wireless network just as conveniently as you use your wireless phone.”

Rogers began the Canada-wide deployment of a 21 Mbps HSPA+ wireless network earlier this year, tripling the current download speeds of Canada’s fastest high-speed mobile network, making the Rogers network up to seven times faster than the Canadian competition. Rogers Wireless customers – who today already experience the fastest wireless data speeds in Canada – will experience even better performance with peak wireless download speeds that are as fast as any available in the world.

The new 21 Mbps HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick brings Canadians the freedom to enjoy mobile Web experiences at speeds that are as fast as those you would find at home or at the office. The HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick features a USB connection to a laptop or a desktop PC, easy installation with no CD required for Windows or Mac Operating Systems, integrated antenna for maximized reception performance and data transmission and multi-colour LED indicating connection status.

Starting today, Canadians can pre-order the new HSPA+ Rocket Mobile Internet Stick for as low as $74.99 only from

Rogers plans to expand HSPA+ over the coming months to additional cities across the country. Rogers is the first wireless provider in North America to launch HSPA+ at peak download speeds of up to 21 Mbps, reinforcing Rogers and Canada as a North American market leader in telecommunications technology and innovation.

For more information on Rogers HSPA+ network, visit

About Rogers Wireless

Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to 8.2 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada’s fastest mobile data network as well as the most reliable network for voice with the clearest reception and fewest dropped calls, 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/areas with its GSM based services, Rogers Wireless also provides wireless broadband services across Canada utilizing its 2.5GHz fixed wireless spectrum. Rogers Wireless is a subsidiary of Rogers Communications Inc. (TSX: RCI; NYSE: RCI), a diversified Canadian communications and media company. For further information, please visit