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Rogers Communications Expects to Power More Than One Million M2M Connections in 2013

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Rogers Communications Expects to Power More Than One Million M2M Connections in 2013


January 29, 2013

By Shankar Pandiath, TMCnet Contributor

Rogers Communications (News - Alert), a diversified media and communications company in Canada, recently announced that it is expecting to power more than one million machine-to-machine connections in 2013. The company also plans to deliver “cloud-based hosted data analytics” solutions to business clients by the end of 2013.

With advanced planning, Rogers Communications expects that its total market revenue for the entire M2M ecosystem will reach almost $1 billion by the next three years in Canada.

Nadir Mohamed, president and chief executive officer of Rogers, was joined by leaders from the Canadian retail and healthcare industries, including Canadian Tire and Women’s College Hospital and SAP (News - Alert), at a recent roundtable conference at the Toronto Rogers Wireless Innovation Center. The discussion at the conference focused on the power of connected technology on consumers and businesses in Canada, and its ability to penetrate into “big data and analytics.”

Nadir Mohamed said that with the Internet serving as the core foundation for the digital world and human life becoming more connected, it will facilitate a boom in valuable data for governments, businesses, consumers and healthcare providers. He added that the company is also making huge investments in strategic partnerships, “big data and analytics” platforms and networks to place Canada in the No.1 position and create a highly scalable M2M ecosystem that will successfully power the future of connected technology in Canada.

With the objective to promote the development and acceptability for connected technology, Rogers Communications has opened the new Wireless Innovation (News - Alert) Center in Toronto. This innovation center enables the company to have an “interactive experience” with Enterprise Mobility Applications and advanced M2M technology. The latest M2M solutions highlighted by Rogers Communications include wireless backup connectivity, wireless asset tracking, video surveillance, digital signage, data analytics applications and point of sale. Hands-on demonstrations of connected technology that consumers and businesses use today have also been featured at the roundtable discussion, which include parking meters, ATMs, and GPS navigation tools. The company anticipates that the vertical businesses will rapidly embrace the concept of connected technology, accepting solutions especially in retail, healthcare, energy, transportation, and utilities.

Talking about this new initiative by Rogers, Tony Olvet, Group vice-president, IDC (News - Alert) Canada, remarked that the future of mobility in enterprises is about to bring together mobile, connected devices with advanced applications that enable important data to be gathered efficiently. He further stated that Rogers is contributing to the growth and advancement of the wireless industry in Canada with its investments and resources in network technology.

This week at the M2M Evolution Conference, collated with ITEXPO Miami 2013, industry analysts and leaders will commence to discuss everything happening in the M2M space and what the future holds for M2M communications.

Edited by Brooke Neuman

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