MATERIAL CHANGE REPORT
Name and Address of Company
Rogers Communications Inc. (RCI)
The principal office of RCI is located at:
333 Bloor Street East
Date of Material Change
April 10, 2019
A news release was issued through GlobeNewswire on April 10, 2019.
Summary of Material Change
On April 10, 2019, Rogers Communications announced it invested $1.7 billion in Canadas first-ever 5G auction to enable 5G
deployment in urban, suburban and rural communities. This will bring the companys planned total capital investment in infrastructure to $4.7 billion in 2019.
Full Description of Material Change
The company invested $1.71 per MHz/POP to acquire 52 of 64 of the 600 MHz spectrum licenses available to Rogers. This includes all
available blocks in Southern and Northern Ontario, Northern Quebec, Atlantic Canada, Manitoba and all three territories. This spectrum will be combined with future 3500 MHz and millimetre wave spectrum to create a 5G network across Canada.
600 MHz carries wireless data across long distances and through dense urban buildings better than higher frequency bands. This creates
more consistent and higher quality coverage in both remote areas and smart cities. This coverage will benefit businesses across the country that rely on real-time data including farming, mining, manufacturing and transportation.
Rogers is partnering with Ericsson and upgrading its infrastructure to 5G ready technology. Last month, it completed its first 5G data
connection trial in downtown Toronto. Through its partnership with the University of British Columbia, Rogers is building a real-world 5G hub that will be a testbed and blueprint for 5G innovation in Canada.
This material change report includes forward-looking information and forward-looking statements within the
meaning of applicable securities laws (collectively, forward-looking