Rogers Wireless added over 167,000 new subscribers in Q3 2009 and activated over 370,000 smartphone devices, predominately iPhone 3G, BlackBerry & Android. This smartphone segment represent approximately 28% of the postpaid subscriber base (it was at 15% last year). Data revenue grew 46% and now makes up 23% of network revenue that being $1,645 billion. Average monthly revenue per user (ARPU) was $66.45.
Nadir Mohamed, President and Chief Executive Officer sais “Our third quarter results represent a healthy balance of growth, cost control and margin expansion, and double-digit increases in cash flow generation and cash returns to shareholders. We also further solidified our network leadership positions with the launch of our innovative HSPA+ 21 Mbps wireless data and 50Mbps DOCSIS 3 high speed Internet services, both the fastest available in our markets.” (more…)