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Rogers expects to power over one million machine-to-machine connections in 2013

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Canada's 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.

"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."

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.

Rogers said that it expects vertical industries will increasingly embrace these types of connected solutions - particularly healthcare, retail, transportation, energy and utilities.

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