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Telenor and Opera announce partnership for Myanmar

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(Yangon, 01.11.2014) Faster and more affordable mobile Internet experience for Telenor customers

Telenor and Norwegian software company Opera today announced their partnership to bring more cost effective mobile Internet experiences for their customers in Myanmar.

From today, Telenor Myanmar customers can access faster and more affordable Internet from their mobile devices via the Opera Mini browser, where they can access the local relevant content, free Wikipedia and Facebook Zero with just one click.

Opera Mini makes the mobile Internet affordable by shrinking webpages by as much as 90%, helping people browse more for the same money. All Telenor subscribers can now download the Opera Mini browser for free from both m.opera.com and Telenor’s mobile portal, http://m.telenor.com.mm

"Opera works with Telenor around the world to provide faster and better Internet access for all and to simplify the way people get access to the web”, says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. “Together, we provide a high-quality mobile Internet experience, which the people of Myanmar can now afford on their own terms."

“It is important for us to provide a high quality and affordable mobile Internet experience to our customers in Myanmar,” says Petter Furberg, CEO of Telenor Myanmar. ”Partnering with Opera and ensuring that our customers get more from their mobile Internet experience is just another example of how Telenor works to ensure that the Internet is for all and not just the few.”

Browse more with Opera Mini

Launched in 2006, Opera Mini is today used by over 250 million people worldwide. Opera Mini's advanced technology compresses webpages before sending them to the users’ mobile devices, delivering a faster and smoother mobile Internet experience. In other words, Opera Mini users use less data to load webpages on their phones or tablets. They can get the most out of their data plans, as the data delivered to their devices is reduced by Opera Mini servers.

More local relevant content for Telenor customers

People who download Telenor’s version of the Opera Mini browser on their phones will be able to access relevant local content and offers via Opera Mini’s shortcut screen, called Speed Dial. Telenor’s customers will get one-click access to free Wikipedia and Facebook Zero from Speed Dial. Also, they will be able to make the best use of Opera Mini’s Smart Page, which suggests relevant content, based on the sites users visit most frequently.

Opera Mini works on majority of Internet enabled phones

Opera Mini is available on almost any mobile phone platforms, including Android, Blackberry, Java ME, iOS, Symbian OS, Windows Mobile and more. The browser can be used on more than 3,000 different models of phones across the world, ranging from basic feature phones to the latest Smartphones. Opera Mini has already enabled over 130 mobile operators worldwide to break down mobile Internet barriers such as slow connections or congested networks and bring the Internet to all the customers via the phones they are using.

For media enquiries, please contact:

Ms. Hanne Knudsen
Head of Communications
Telenor Myanmar
hanne.knudsen@telenor.com.mm
(95) 9 254 389897, (95) 9 790 301 152

Soe Thu Tun
Mango Media for Telenor Myanmar
media-14@mango.com.mm
(95) 1 512 884, (95) 9 450 001 087