Rogers Wireless profits dip albeit surge in data revenue

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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.

  • Tom

    “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.”

    Is this the opinion of this website or from where the article originates?

  • Tom

    “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.”

    Is this the opinion of this website or from where the article originates?

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com/ Kyle

    The opinion of this website. The article comes from the CBC and doesn’t contain any explicit opinion.

  • http://www.blackberrycool.com Kyle

    The opinion of this website. The article comes from the CBC and doesn’t contain any explicit opinion.

  • http://freebbt.blogspot.com/ Free BBT

    “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”

    “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”

    So what you are saying is Rogers is making so much data revenue because of all the smartphones they are selling and that is evidence that they should stop selling smartphones? I don’t think you thought that all the way through before you posted it.

  • http://freebbt.blogspot.com/ Free BBT

    “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”

    “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”

    So what you are saying is Rogers is making so much data revenue because of all the smartphones they are selling and that is evidence that they should stop selling smartphones? I don’t think you thought that all the way through before you posted it.

  • http://freebbt.blogspot.com Free BBT

    “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”

    “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”

    So what you are saying is Rogers is making so much data revenue because of all the smartphones they are selling and that is evidence that they should stop selling smartphones? I don’t think you thought that all the way through before you posted it.