Rogers Announces Canada's Fastest Mobile Network Just Got Faster and Bigger

    Rogers' 3.5G Next Generation Network Brings Unparalleled Speeds to Mobile
    Devices Coast to Coast

    TORONTO, Dec. 11 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless today unveiled the national
availability of its 3.5G next generation network, the fastest mobile network
in Canada. Rogers is the first North American wireless carrier to offer
customers peak downloads of 7.2Mbps on a national network. Now operating from
coast-to-coast, the Rogers 3.5G network ranks amongst some of the fastest
mobile networks around the globe, allowing customers to communicate in
innovative ways with mobile multimedia, download large files ultra-fast and
utilize Internet speeds on the go that are similar to a standard broadband
    "With Rogers' 7.2 HSPA network, by far the fastest mobile network in
Canada, Canadians can today experience even faster broadband download speeds
on their cellphones, smartphones and laptops," said John Boynton, Senior Vice
President and Chief Marketing Officer, Rogers Wireless. "As we've seen with
recent announcements, wireless service providers across Canada and
internationally are trying to catch up by making the switch to the HSPA
standard which Rogers embraced more than three years ago because of the unique
benefits it provides our customers. And with today's national availability of
Canada's fastest mobile network, we'll continue to offer the best wireless
services and newest innovations to Canadians from Halifax to Victoria."
    The 7.2 Mbps High Speed Packet Access (HSPA) network is the latest and
fastest 3G service available, an evolution of the world-dominant GSM network
exclusively offered to Canadians by Rogers since 2001. The 7.2Mbps HSPA
network offers mobile download speeds that are up to twice as fast as the
current industry-leading 3.6Mbps HSPA service offered by Rogers - already
Canada's fastest mobile network - and is the first in the country to offer
Canadians a true mobile broadband experience. According to the GSM
Association, although there are more than 1,000 wireless carriers around the
globe, fewer than 50 carriers in 30 countries currently offer customers access
to a 7.2Mbps HSPA network.

    Rogers 7.2Mbps Mobile Devices

    Rogers Wireless currently offers the following 7.2Mbps HSPA-enabled
devices: the HTC Touch Diamond, the LG Vu T915, the Novatel MC950D Rocket
Stick and the Novatel X950D Express card. For more information on 3.5G devices
from Rogers, please visit
    The Rogers 3.5G next generation network is now available in Canada's top
25 markets from Victoria to Halifax and other main markets including
Abbotsford, Red Deer, Chilliwack, Penticton, Port Alberni, Lethbridge,
Kamloops, Nanaimo, Oshawa, Orillia, Owen Sound, Kawartha Lakes, North Bay,
Chatham, Ste-Hyacinthe, St-Jean-sur-le Richelieu, Granby, Cowansville,
Valleyfield, Moncton with additional locations to cover 75% of the population
by the end of December 2008.


    Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services
across Canada to more than 7.7 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. 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

For further information:

For further information: Odette Coleman, Rogers Wireless, (416)
935-6441,; Paul Keable, MS&L, (416) 847-1307,

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