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Canada's Fido Launches HSPA Service

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The Canadian GSM operator, Fido has announced that its HSPA network is now available to customers in 25 markets from Quebec City to Victoria. The Fido 3G high speed experience suite of services includes mobile and multimedia features such as wireless video calling, streaming video on demand, over 25 channels of mobile television and streaming radio on demand, including popular XM Satellite radio stations.

"The typical Fido customer is a social, hip urbanite who is constantly-on-the-go," said Patrick Hadsipantelis, VP, Marketing, Fido. "With features like video calling and Out and About, our customers can keep in touch with friends like never before, while having important information that's relevant to their lives, right at their fingertips."

The Fido 3G high-speed experience is currently available for customers in 25 urban markets including Greater Vancouver, Kelowna, Victoria, Whistler, Calgary, Edmonton, Fort McMurray, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Ottawa/Gatineau, Kingston, Sudbury, Barrie, London, Kitchener/Waterloo, Guelph, Windsor, Greater Montreal, Quebec City, Chicoutimi and Trois-Rivières. Rogers Vision is already available in the Greater Toronto Area, Hamilton/St. Catharines, Burlington/Oakville making this unique suite of services available to 60% of the Canadian population.

Originally launched by Microcell Solutions in 1996, Fido has been a subsidiary of Rogers Wireless Inc. since November 2004. The company has about 1.3 million customers.

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