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Wireless data revenue drives Q4 at Rogers


TORONTO – A 45% increase in wireless data revenue helped power Rogers to a “very solid quarter of results”, the company announced Wednesday.Data revenue now accounts for 24% of total wireless revenue, compared to 18% in the corresponding period of 2008.  Rogers said that it activated an additional 400,000 smart phones during its fourth quarter, predominately Blackberry, iPhone and Android devices, of which approximately 40% were for subscribers new to Wireless. Subscribers with smart phones now represent 31% of the overall postpaid subscriber base, up from 19% from the same quarter last year, and generate ARPU nearly twice that of...