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Rogers for Business Launches New Solutions for Small Businesses

Today, Rogers for Business is introducing Advantage MobilityTM and Advantage SecurityTM, two new answers for small and medium-sized endeavors (SMEs), intended to give extra network and security highlights when they need it most. With the current climate driving a higher interest for availability arrangements, more SMEs than any other time in recent memory are hoping to build their interests in innovation, with 70% of small businesses overviewed revealing that the pandemic has quickened the requirement for their business to go advanced.

“Small and medium sized businesses are the backbone of our country, and the pandemic has had an overwhelming impact on these companies. With these Advantage solutions, Rogers for Business is leveraging our diverse set of assets to be there for Canadian SMEs through their digital transformation,” says Dean Prevost, President, Connected Home and Rogers for Business. “Providing intuitive solutions that are easy to deploy will promote technology adoption among small businesses and give them the tools to drive innovation and grow their business.”

Connectivity and security solutions to keep SMEs moving

Advantage MobilityTM keeps groups associated and beneficial with an Unlimited Data plan and Rogers Business InternetTM. This arrangement offers adaptability and unsurprising expenses with no overage information charges on Canada's generally trusted and most solid remote network.2 Additionally, this group incorporates Rogers Business Internet with all day, every day specialized help from committed business trained professionals.

Advantage SecurityTM is a cloud-based arrangement that permits small and medium-sized businesses to guard their organization from dangers while offering the capacity to redo network access and channel the kinds of Internet content clients can burn-through. With digital assaults on the ascent in Canada, small and medium-sized businesses are frequently the objective. Advantage SecurityTM likewise accompanies Virtual Private Network (VPN) availability that permits distant representatives to get to business documents securely over a protected association, which has demonstrated to be basic as numerous Canadians keep on working distantly.

Canadian SMEs have since quite a while ago put innovation top on their rundown of territories to improve, and COVID has quickened that need for interest in innovation and availability. Businesses of all sizes require to guarantee that they're incorporating network and security into their arranging, to be ready for the unforeseen. As SMEs look forward, unmistakably they should adjust to an advancing computerized scene, with the availability and security that workers, accomplices and clients need.

About Rogers

Rogers is a proud Canadian company dedicated to making more possible for Canadians each and every day. Our founder, Ted Rogers, purchased his first radio station, CHFI, in 1960. We have grown to become a leading technology, sports and media company that strives to provide the very best in wireless, residential, sports, and media to Canadians and Canadian businesses. Our shares are publicly traded on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: RCI.A and RCI.B) and on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: RCI).


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Tarci | September 15, 2023

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Fingercheck | October 12, 2023

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Business Wire | October 17, 2023

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Nav Technologies, Inc. | September 13, 2023

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