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Consumers boost browsing speeds and save costs with Opera 10

October 22, 2009

Almost three million people switch on Opera Turbo in one month

Oslo, Norway - October 22, 2009

Over the first month following the release of Opera 10 on September 1, 2009, approximately three million unique users escalated their surfing speeds with Opera Turbo. Those three million consumers viewed almost 668 million compressed Web pages. This high usage rate of one particular browser feature underscores that Opera's turbo-charged technology addresses a distinct need of the Internet-using public. Opera 10 with Opera Turbo is available absolutely free from

Low bandwidth affects everyone, whether you are on a dial-up connection at home or you are suffering from limited surfing speeds at the local airport. In some cases, consumers use Opera Turbo for the speed advantage it offers. But Opera Turbo is also popular for consumers who use pay-as-you-go plans. By compressing the Web pages before they are sent to the device, less data is transferred, saving money.

What do the statistics mean?

"The numbers tell us that Opera Turbo solves critical bandwidth issues. People everywhere experience either slow, congested networks or must pay as they go for Web access. It is an issue that affects everyone, from the business traveler to the Internet café user. Opera Turbo has become universally useful," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software.

Opera Turbo and Opera's One Web philosophy

Opera Turbo falls under Opera Software's One Web philosophy, and is a step towards providing better and faster browsing to anyone, anytime and anywhere. By developing new technology that helps to create a better Web experience under any circumstance, Opera is slowly breaking down the remaining barriers to worldwide Internet adoption.

What is Opera Turbo?

Opera Turbo is a unique compression technology available in both Opera 10 and Opera Mobile. Opera Turbo reduces the size of Web pages up to 80%, giving you a dramatic boost in browsing speed over slow connections, or, if you pay as you go, more megabyte for your money. To activate Opera Turbo, simply click the Opera Turbo icon in the lower left-hand corner of the Opera 10 browser. Then sit back and surf the Web at warp speed.

Learn more about Opera Turbo.

About Opera

Since its founding in 1996, Opera has been a pioneer in shaping the future of the internet. Providing faster and more innovative web browsers, Opera is the everyday browser of choice for more than 320 million people.

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