Rogers to bring LTE to Manitoba customers through extended network sharing agreement with MTS

Rogers to bring LTE to Manitoba customers through extended network sharing 
agreement with MTS 
Agreement will allow Rogers to deliver blazing-fast LTE Max experience to 
wireless customers across Manitoba; 
Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria Beach and Grand Beach first markets to launch on 
June 17 with the fastest wireless internet in the country 
TORONTO, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - Rogers Communications announced today it will 
bring Rogers LTE Max to customers in Manitoba through a province-wide network 
sharing agreement with MTS Inc. Starting June 17, 2013, Rogers will roll out 
LTE Max - a premium LTE network deployment that enables theoretical network 
speeds of up to 150 Mbps - to customers in Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria Beach 
and Grand Beach. Rogers will continue to deploy LTE Max, expanding coverage 
to additional markets in 2013 with plans to reach more than 90 per cent of 
Manitoba's population over the next five years. This agreement builds on the 
network sharing arrangement Rogers and MTS signed in 2009 that resulted in the 
joint deployment of a 4G HSPA+ wireless network covering 97 per cent of 
Manitobans. 
"Our customers in Manitoba are ready for an even faster wireless internet, and 
we're thrilled to announce that the most advanced wireless technology in the 
world is coming on June 17(th)," said Rob Bruce, President of Communications, 
Rogers. "This unique agreement with MTS is part of our strategic game plan to 
bring Rogers LTE's incredibly fast wireless experience to even more customers 
across Canada." 
Under this LTE network sharing arrangement, MTS and Rogers will share the 
costs of deploying and operating LTE technology in Manitoba. The agreement 
further enables MTS customers to roam on Rogers wireless network when 
travelling outside of Manitoba. 
Beginning on June 17, Rogers customers living in Winnipeg, Brandon, Victoria 
Beach and Grand Beach who currently use an LTE device with an LTE SIM will 
have access to Rogers LTE Max, enabling them to do more on their smartphone at 
blazing-fast speeds. Rogers will roll out LTE Max to additional markets in 
Manitoba this summer, including Portage la Prairie, Selkirk, Steinbach and 
Ste. Anne. All Rogers customers will continue to have access to Canada's 
largest selection of LTE devicesand Rogers LTE Max, the fastest wireless 
internet in the country. 
"Manitoba is an important region for Rogers and we are committed to further 
enhancing the wireless experience for our customers in the province. With this 
agreement we will deliver capital and operating savings to our business 
allowing us to re-invest in our customers and our network, particularly in 
Western Canada which is a priority market for us," added Bruce. 
Rogers launched Canada's first LTE network in July 2011 and was the first 
carrier in Canada to introduce LTE devices. Since this launch, the company has 
seen an 80 per cent increase in wireless internet usage year over 
year.Today, Rogers is providing Canada's fastest wireless internet to more 
than a million customers across 70 per cent of the population, and intends to 
reach 95 additional markets in 2013. Rogers recently launched LTE Max, a 
premium wireless network deployment that enables theoretical network speeds of 
up to 150 Mbps - the fastest available speeds for Canadians. For more details, 
please visit: www.rogers.com/ltemax  
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. 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). 
Allison Fitton Rogers Communications Tel: 416-935-8860 
allison.fitton@rci.rogers.com 
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