Monday, August 30, 2010

Telenor and Opera to co-operate on mobile Internet growth worldwide

The Telenor Group and Opera Software have announced a non–exclusive Global Frame Agreement which aims at stimulating rapid growth of mobile Internet services across Telenor’s business units. Through this agreement,  Telenor’s business units can co-brand, distribute and run the Opera Mini mobile browser across its mobile handset and subscriber portfolios. This also means that Telenor’s customers will be able to enjoy a fast, affordable and user-friendly mobile web experience on their favourite handset.

“Telenor has a vision to provide mobile Internet with a great user experience to everyone. We are confident that this agreement will help us provide Internet to a larger user group across the world,” says Morten Karlsen Sørby, EVP and Head of Corporate Development, Telenor Group. “We are thrilled to work closely with Opera, a company that spun out of Telenor in the late 1990s, and have grown to become one of Norway’s most successful technology exports.”

“Our goal is simple: help Telenor grow its user base and revenues by delivering an unparalleled Internet experience to every local operator in the Telenor network. Telenor’s strong global position is a result of their relentless commitment to the customer, in markets as diverse as Sweden, Russia, Bangladesh and Hungary,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, in Opera. “We are proud of our heritage from Telenor’s research labs. Today, we join efforts to give more people the opportunity to fully enjoy the web on their mobile phones.”


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