Rogers Communications and Sprint to bring Connected Cars to Canada

      Rogers Communications and Sprint to bring Connected Cars to Canada

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Sprint Velocity to be powered by Rogers' national wireless networks

Canadians to experience next generation in-car infotainment and telematics

TORONTO AND OVERLAND PARK, Kan, Sept. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Rogers
Communications Inc. (RCI:B) and Sprint (NYSE: S) announced today that they
have reached an agreement enabling Sprint to bring a comprehensive in-car
infotainment and telematics solution to Canadians. Through the agreement, auto
manufacturers deploying Sprint Velocity in Canada will leverage Rogers'
wireless networks to connected vehicles on the road.

"Canadians want to be connected from anywhere, at any time, and with over
twenty million vehicles on the road in Canada there is a strong growth
opportunity for Rogers in the connected auto segment," said Mansell Nelson,
Vice-President, Advanced Business Solutions, Rogers. "Sprint Velocity will
bring to Canada the ultimate connected car experience on the road, with a
combination of smartphone, tablet and in-dash capabilities, while also
delivering safety features and communicating vehicle maintenance information
seamlessly to manufacturers."

Canadians driving vehicles that use the Sprint Velocity solution will have
access to a seamless, connected experience on the road. Connected services
including infotainment (news, weather, sports and more), navigation, climate
control, security, emergency services and vehicle diagnostics are all
available with a convenient in-dash touch screen. Sprint Velocity also
provides connectivity for mobile devices in the car including smartphones and

"We're pleased to select Rogers as our preferred provider of end-to-end
connectivity to connected vehicles throughout Canada", said Ben Vos,
Vice-President and General Manager for Sprint's Emerging Solutions Group. "We
look forward to teaming with our trusted colleagues at Rogers to bring Sprint
Velocity's award-winning in-vehicle connected experience to Canadian

Sprint Velocity combines technical integration with Sprint's deep expertise in
wireless customer experience, customer relationship management and wireless
applications. Sprint Velocity is a comprehensive global end-to-end automotive
systems solution designed specifically for vehicle manufacturers. Through
mobile integration, Sprint Velocity allows automakers around the world to
develop and market connected services for cars and passenger trucks. In the
past year, Sprint Velocity has delivered an enhanced consumer experience to
drivers across the United States. This agreement will enable the extension of
Sprint velocity to Canadian drivers as global automakers launch connected
vehicles in Canada.

Globally, the connected car market is poised to grow exponentially. Leading
industry research indicates nearly 100 million connected cars will be on the
road by 2016^1. Additionally, the automotive and transport sector will have
the highest share of connectivity-related revenue by 2021, driven by the
increasing adoption of consumer connected car solutions^2.

"Rogers is Canada's largest wireless network operator by number of subscribers
and has established itself as a leader in delivering M2M and wireless business
solutions to the Canadian market," said Tony Olvet, group vice-president of
research, IDC Canada. "This new agreement with Sprint will position Rogers
well for the next phase of meaningful growth."

Earlier this month, Rogers surpassed powering over one million
Machine-to-Machine (M2M) connections, further establishing Rogers industry
leadership in the Canadian market. Through strategic network and partner
agreements, Rogers is further poised to capitalize on growth opportunities
across key verticals including automotive, healthcare, retail and managed

To learn more about Advanced Business Solutions from Rogers, visit

To learn more about Sprint Velocity, visit or
watch an interactive demo at Sprint Velocity video.

About Rogers Communications
Rogers Communications is a diversified Canadian communications and media
company. We areCanada'slargest provider of wireless voice and data
communications services and one ofCanada'sleading 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). For further information about the
Rogers group of companies, please

About Sprint
Sprint offers a comprehensive range of wireless and wireline communications
services bringing the freedom of mobility to consumers, businesses and
government users. Sprint served more than 53 million customers at the end of
the second quarter of 2013 and is widely recognized for developing,
engineering and deploying innovative technologies, including the first
wireless 4G service from a national carrier in the United States; offering
industry-leading mobile data services, leading prepaid brands including Virgin
Mobile USA, Boost Mobile, and Assurance Wireless; instant national and
international push-to-talk capabilities; and a global Tier 1 Internet
backbone. The American Customer Satisfaction Index rated Sprint as the most
improved company in customer satisfaction, across all 47 industries, during
the last five years.Newsweekranked Sprint No. 3 in both its 2011 and 2012
Green Rankings, listing it as one of the nation's greenest companies, the
highest of any telecommunications company. You can learn more and visit Sprint

^1 Juniper Research, March 2012
^2 Analysys Mason, June 2012

SOURCE Rogers Communications Inc.


For Rogers:
Allison Fitton,, 416-935-8860

For Sprint:
Mary Kunkel,, 703-930-5290
Walter Fowler,, 646-234-2122
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