Rogers first Canadian carrier to bring LTE roaming to Europe with Switzerland launch

Rogers and Swisscom service launch means Rogers customers can enjoy blazing fast LTE speeds on their next Swiss adventure

TORONTO, Aug. 9, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications, Canada's leading diversified communications and media company, today announced a new agreement with Switzerland telecommunications company Swisscom AG to deliver bilateral LTE roaming to customers of both mobile service providers. As of July 31st, Rogers and Swisscomm customers travelling with a 2600 MHz device can experience some of the world's fastest available LTE wireless internet speeds while in Canada or Switzerland.

"We are proud to be the first Canadian carrier to bring another innovative LTE experience to our customers," said Raj Doshi, senior vice president of products, Rogers Communications. "Our agreement with Swisscom means that Rogers customers travelling in Switzerland can stay connected through their device and enjoy the same wireless internet speeds that they would at home. This launch is part of an ongoing commitment to bring the LTE experience to all of our travelling customers, no matter where in the world they choose to go."

Rogers international LTE roaming agreements further enhance the company's extensive worldwide roaming coverage available to customers. Switzerland joins Hong Kong and South Korea as the third international market where Rogers customers can access LTE speeds while roaming. This service launch also allows Swisscom customers to access Rogers blazing fast LTE speeds when roaming in Canada. Rogers plans to launch LTE roaming in additional countries in 2013 to ensure customers continue to access the best possible wireless experience, regardless of whether they are in Canada or travelling abroad.

Rogers brings the world's fastest network technology to roughly 65 per cent of Canadians from coast to coast with its LTE network, Canada's fastest wireless internet. LTE enables consumers and business customers to seamlessly connect and to do more at faster speeds with their wireless devices. Today, Rogers has the largest selection of LTE devices of any Canadian carrier, including blazing fast 2600 MHz devices like the Samsung Galaxy S4, BlackBerry Q10, the LG Optimus G 2600 and the Rogers Rocket Stick.

Rogers offers customers a number of affordable international roaming packages that ensure cost certainty and usage control while accessing data services. For more information on Rogers roaming packages and other products visit www.rogers.com/roaming or call the Rogers Travel Desk at 1-514-734-7699. For information and tips on how to roam worry free, visit techessentials.rogers.com

About Rogers

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).

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.

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Michelle Lewis
Rogers Communications
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