Rogers’ wireless subscriptions grow 13%


High fives to homegrown talent. Rogers Wireless is reporting that their wireless subscriptions have grown 13% in the fourth quarter of ’06 thanks to “sales of more advanced handsets such as Research In Motion Ltd.’s BlackBerry”.

“More consumers are thinking about buying devices that go beyond just voice and text messaging,” Neil Strother, a Seattle- based analyst at NPD, said in an interview before the results. “From a carrier’s point of view, that’s significant because that category generally represents higher revenue per customer.”

It’s important to note, too, that Rogers’ data subscriptions have also gone up. Rogers has seen a 48% growth in their data services in the quarter, and some of that can be credited toward the Pearl. It’ll be exciting to see the numbers once the BlackBerry 8800 sees the light of day.