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Rogers Wireless and Jasper Wireless Partner to Bring New Connected Devices to the Canadian Market

Nov 10, 2009

New Rogers M2M QuickLink enabled by Jasper Wireless accelerates market entry for connected consumer electronics and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices

TORONTO and SUNNYVALE, USA, Nov. 10 /CNW/ - Rogers Wireless and Jasper Wireless announced today the companies have entered into a multi-year, exclusive agreement to wirelessly connect consumer electronics and machine-to-machine (M2M) devices. Through this partnership, Rogers Wireless will accelerate market entry for new categories of connected devices such as personal navigation and e-readers.

"Jasper Wireless provides a global platform that allows us to accelerate market entry for companies that need to provision and manage their connected devices, while delivering a best-in-class user experience," said Mansell Nelson, Vice President, M2M and Partners, Rogers Communications Inc. "This platform coupled with Rogers' proven, most reliable GPRS/EDGE/HSPA network provides an M2M customer experience second to none in the Canadian market."

Leveraging its range of applications and services, M2M QuickLink, delivers automated management capabilities for M2M Solution Providers, including:

-   Best-in-class user experience - delivers a seamless customer
        experience by automatically provisioning services upon device power
        up.

    -   Usage analytics - enables solution providers to gain real-time
        insight into product performance on the Rogers network.

    -   Performance assurance - utilizes best practices to test devices and
        ensure quality performance before deployment.

    -   Flexible business models - addresses needs of any market segment
        through customized rate plans.

    -   Design services - shortens time-to-market by optimizing devices for
        global deployments within a few weeks.

    -   Customer support - ensures service continuity with support from
        expert engineers.

"With the Jasper Wireless platform, Rogers now empowers their customers with a turnkey solution to deliver an excellent customer experience, lower operational costs and reach market quickly. This partnership makes it possible for device manufacturers to grow their business into the Canadian market successfully," said Jahangir Mohammad, CEO, Jasper Wireless.

About Rogers Wireless Inc.

Rogers Wireless provides wireless voice and data communications services across Canada to more than 8.3 million customers under both the Rogers Wireless and Fido brands. Proven to operate Canada's fastest mobile data network as well as the most reliable network for voice with the clearest reception and fewest dropped calls, Rogers Wireless is Canada's largest wireless provider. In addition to providing seamless roaming in more than 200 countries/areas with its GSM and HSPA 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 www.rogers.com.

About Jasper Wireless

Jasper Wireless enables mobile network operators around the world with platform, applications, and design services to serve the emerging machine-to-machine (M2M) and embedded devices markets. Using the company's unique end-to-end solution, network operators and enterprises can scale their deployment of connected devices quickly and profitably. Founded in 2004, Jasper Wireless is a privately held company based in Sunnyvale, Calif., with regional offices in the United Kingdom.

For more information, visit www.jasperwireless.com

For further information: Rogers Press Contacts: Michelle Ghandour, (416) 935-7757, michelle.ghandour@rci.rogers.com; Jasper Wireless Press Contacts: Pam Ferguson (for Jasper Wireless Americas), Tel: (408) 358-7225, Email: jasperpress@jasperwireless.com; Paula Muezerie, AxiCom (for Jasper Wireless EMEA), Tel: +44 (0)20 8392 4050, Email: JasperWirelessUK@axicom.com


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