Rogers Q4 2012 Activated and Upgraded 940,000 Smartphones


Rogers this morning announced their Q4 2012 earnings and their wireless division continues to grow on strength from data revenue, which was at $727 million (21% YOY growth) for the quarter. Total wireless revenue was at $1.92 billion (5% YOY growth) and their adjusted operating profit was $687 million (3% YOY growth). Blended ARPU also grew 1.66% compared to the year ago quarter to $60.48.

Rogers President and CEO Nadir Mohamed (set to retire in January of 2014) said “it was a record quarter for smartphone sales in our Wireless business where data revenue growth continues to accelerate.”

Rogers added 58,000 postpaid subscribers and also activated and upgraded 940,000 smartphones, the most in their history. Smartphone users now represent 69% of their overall postpaid user base. Adding up their prepaid and postpaid customers, Rogers has 9,437,000 wireless users, the most of any carrier in Canada.


  • Bus Driver :)

    Ok, let’s see if I understand this correctly. There is this city, and in this city there are 2 cabs. People only get a choice of cab A or cab B for their transportation needs. Of course people could walk or even bike ride, but we all know that’s not possible 95% of the time. This means people must eventually choose cab A or cab B.
    So, eventually a choice is made. Now, we hear cab A brag about all the customers that have picked their cab for transportation needs.
    What if there were 6 or even 10 cabs in this city?….Would Cab A be so popular?.
    Oh, why doesn’t the city have more cabs you ask. Well, it seems that wouldn’t be FAIR for the 2 cab companies already in the city….hahaha
    Imagine if the city only have 2 restaurants to eat at?….or 2 places to shop at?
    Hey, if I was the owner of the cab company I would brag all day and I wouldn’t want anymore cabs in the city either.

  • E!

    It also doesn’t help when cab company A and B also own cab company C and D respectively, which charge lower cab fares than A and B but they can’t drive you to all the places you want to go plus they only drive smart cars so you can’t fit more than one passenger or any of their luggage.

  • CoMmOnSeNsE

    Canada is an unique country. The thing is no company is willing to shell out that much money to make cab C for us. Our population is very small compare to our geographical area. Do you know how much money and time cab A and B spend to cover all the people? New companies want to come in but the pie is too small and cost too much. Will you build a shopping mall in a desert?

  • Tom

    not I.