Rogers Communications Inc. took a hit in this year’s first quarter in both revenue and profit numbers, according to results released Monday. The company said it had $3.02 billion in operating revenue for the three months ended March 31, down slightly from $3.03 billion a year earlier. Net income was at $307 million in the quarter, down from $353 million in the same quarter a year before, it said in a press release. “As is apparent from our first quarter results, while there are some areas of strength, there are also areas where we clearly need to and will improve,” CEO Guy Laurence said in the release. “Over the coming weeks, I will be meeting with our board and management team to lay out my plan and priorities for going forward.” Wireless revenue was down two per cent from a year earlier, the company said. Rogers said this was due to “pricing changes associated with new customer-friendly, simplified plans and lower priced roaming plans introduced mid-2013.” It reported 8.1 million wireless postpaid subscribers at quarter’s end, up about 198,000 from a year earlier. The company said wireless data accounted for 51 per cent of this division’s revenue in the quarter, exceeding the contribution from voice revenue for the first time. Cable revenue was flat; Rogers said continued growth in its Internet business offset declines in television service. TV customers stood at 2.1 million at the end of the quarter, down 82,000 over 12 months, while there were 91,000 more Internet customers over that time for a total of two million. Rogers Media’s revenue was up eight per cent from a year earlier, with credit given to higher subscription and sale revenue from its Sportsnet operations, and more sales from The Shopping Channel.