We’ve come to a point where music consumption in 2014 is chiefly defined by not vinyl, not by compact discs, not even by mp3s – but by streams. Consumers love to stream music to every device they own, number one among them the phone in their pockets. Operators are taking note, too – Strategy Analytics has found that not...

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The landscape of the TV & film industry is dramatically changing in Latin America and around the world and connected TV devices are playing a big part in solving the challenges of how to monetize and reach all users across all platforms. Last week the TV and Film Finance Forum took place in Rio de Janeiro which...

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Last week we marked a nice milestone for our Opera Max product, which provides robust data savings across multiple apps and browsers on a single device. Our partner Mobiistar, a leading Vietnamese smartphone brand, will preinstall Opera Max on selected phone models, in a partnership that marks the debut of Opera Software’s compression app in Vietnam. This...

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We caught up with Product Manager, Connected TV & Devices, Opera Software Giuseppe Pascale to discuss his involvement with the new institution created inside the Global ITV project, the EU-Brazil GLOBAL ITV Council. What are the main objectives/goals of the EU-Brazil GLOBAL ITV council? Giuseppe: The main goals of the council are to promote interoperable solutions for advanced interactive...

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We spent a nice portion of last week in sunny Istanbul with our partners Avea (one of the largest mobile operators in Turkey) and Yandex. You may recall from previous announcements that this combination brought Turkey and the world the first implementation of Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass, which uses Opera’s advanced compression and zero-rating platform...

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Our own Jay Hinman wrote the following piece for Billing/OSS World, which they’ve published here. We thought we’d print the whole thing here as well, and add a few promotional/marketing pictures from the Idea Cellular Sponsored Web Pass that’s currently active with Quikr in India – showing just how attractive these no-cost data packages can...

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Continuing our Skyfire unit’s NFV Myths vs. Reality series (the first edition, “Is NFV Only About Reducing Costs?”, can be viewed here), we’ve put together this very short video that grapples with whether or not mobile operators can get started with network functions virtualization now, or if NFV is still several years away from becoming a...

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