Rogers has seen a dip in profits in their media and retail outlets, while at the same time they have seen an increase in wireless data revenue. This is good evidence that the carrier should be nothing more than a pipe for data, and shut down its business of selling software and even devices.
Wireless data revenue jumped 46%, to $372 million. Year-to-date, wireless data revenue has increased 42% to $982 million. Rogers Wireless posted overall revenue of $1.76 billion, a 2% increase from a year ago.
This surge in wireless data usage and revenues is a direct result of selling so many BlackBerry devices. Rogers sold more than 370,000 smartphones, the majority of which were BlackBerry, followed by iPhone with a smattering of Android.