Rogers Communications was founded by Canadian entrepreneur Ted Rogers who followed in the footsteps of his father, Edward Rogers, a pioneer in the radio industry in Canada. Just like his father, Ted Rogers had roots in radio, and developed an interest in cable television and broadcasting later on. In 1960, Ted Rogers founded Rogers Radio Broadcasting Ltd. Over five decades, Rogers Communications expanded its portfolio to four segments -- Wireless, Cable, Business Solutions and Media – and established the company as Canada's largest provider of wireless services. Bell Canada and Telus are the company’s main competitors in mobile communication in Canada. In the Canadian television market, Bell Canada is now the market leader, while Shaw and Rogers fight for the second place.
Rogers Communications has more than 10 million wireless subscribers. More than half of the revenue of Rogers Communication is generated by wireless services. According to Rogers' financial reports, the company has a monthly wireless churn rate of approximately 1.1 percent among its postpaid subscribers. Due to the decline in cable television subscriptions in recent years, internet services is now Rogers Communications' greatest source of cable revenue.