Rogers expects to power over one million machine-to-machine connections in
Rogers to deliver cloud-based data analytics solution to business customers
New Wireless Innovation Centre in Toronto contributes to accelerating
innovation and adoption of connected wireless technology in Canada
TORONTO, Jan. 28, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today that it
expects to power over one million Machine-to-Machine connections and that it
will bring a cloud-based hosted data analytics offering to market before the
end of this year. The company plans to grow its traditional M2M business to
include big data and analytics as well as professional and managed services,
and expects the market revenue for the overall M2M ecosystem in Canada will
reach $1 billion in the next three years.
At a roundtable discussion today at the new Toronto Rogers Wireless Innovation
Centre, Nadir Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO, was joined by SAP and leaders
from Canadian healthcare and retail industries including Women's College
Hospital and Canadian Tire. The discussion focused on the impact connected
technology and the ability to tap into big data and analytics will have on
Canadian businesses and consumers.
"Internet is the foundation for a truly digital world and as our lives become
increasingly connected we will see an explosion of valuable data for
businesses, governments, healthcare providers and consumers," said Nadir
Mohamed, Rogers President and CEO. "As a business, we expect to surpass one
million M2M connections before end of year. To position Canada at the
forefront, we are making investments in networks, strategic partnerships, and
big data and analytics platforms to build a robust ecosystem that will power a
connected future for Canada."
As part of its commitment to accelerate the adoption and development of
connected technology, Rogers has opened a new Wireless Innovation Centre in
Toronto. The space provides an interactive experience with the latest
machine-to-machine (M2M) technology and enterprise mobility applications from
partners. Solutions showcased include wireless asset tracking, wireless backup
connectivity, digital signage, video surveillance, point of sale and data
analytics applications. Hands-on demos of technology that businesses and
consumers use today are also featured including ATMs, parking meters and GPS
locating tools. Rogers expects vertical industries will increasingly embrace
these types of connected solutions - particularly healthcare, retail,
transportation, energy and utilities.
"The future of enterprise mobility is about bringing together connected,
mobile devices with applications that allow crucial data to be gathered," said
Tony Olvet, Group Vice President, IDC Canada. "Rogers is contributing to the
advancement and growth of Canada's wireless industry by not only investing in
network technology, but also resources to support and drive innovation."
In addition to Toronto, Rogers has also opened Wireless Innovation Centres in
both Montreal and in Vancouver. To learn more about Rogers M2M business, visit
Caution Regarding Forward-Looking Statements, Risks and Assumptions: This
release includes "forward-looking information" within the meaning of
applicable securities laws and assumptions concerning theexpected continued
deployment of M2M connections and entry into cloud-based hosted data analytics
as detailed above. We caution that all forward-looking information is
inherently subject to change and uncertainty and that actual results may
differ materially from those expressed or implied by the forward-looking
information. A number of risks, uncertainties and other factors could cause
actual results and events to differ materially from those expressed or implied
in the forward-looking information or could cause our current objectives,
strategies and intentions to change, including but not limited tocustomer
acceptance and adoption, technology advances and arrangements with certain
technology suppliers, and the potential emergence of competing offerings. Many
of these factors are beyond our control and current expectation or knowledge.
Should one or more of these risks, uncertainties or other factors materialize,
our objectives, strategies or intentions change, or any other factors or
assumptions underlying the forward-looking information prove incorrect, our
actual results and our plans could vary significantly from what we currently
foresee. Accordingly, we warn investors to exercise caution when considering
statements containing forward-looking information and that it would be
unreasonable to rely on such statements as creating legal rights regarding our
future results or plans. We are under no obligation (and we expressly disclaim
any such obligation) to update or alter any statements containing
forward-looking information, the factors or assumptions underlying them,
whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise, except as
required by law. All of the forward-looking information in this earnings
release is qualified by the cautionary statements herein.
About Rogers Communications
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 theTorontoStock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and
on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI). For further information about the
Rogers group of companies, please visitrogers.com.
Allison Fitton, Rogers Communications 416-935-8860
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