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Opera Mini boosts browsing for Tata DOCOMO users

Mumbai, India - May 29, 2013

Opera Software has a special treat in store for all Indian mobile users on the Tata DOCOMO network. These users now have a opportunity to boost their mobile browsing with a custom-made Opera Mini mobile web browser. As part of its partnership with Tata DOCOMO, Opera has customized Opera Mini with quick links to “Dive in” and content sites especially selected for Tata DOCOMO subscribers. Tata DOCOMO customers can download this version of Opera Mini directly m.opera.com.

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With Opera Mini, webpages load at speeds comparable to a desktop experience. Opera Mini compresses data to as little as 10% of its original size before sending it to the handset; as a result, content is delivered faster, and users can save data costs. For cost-conscious consumers, this means they can access the web more often, for the same price. Opera Mini's offers features such as Smart Page, Speed Dial, tabbed browsing, password manager, download manager and Opera Link, creating a smooth and fun browsing experience.

Commenting on the partnership, Rishi Mohan Malhotra, Head VAS for Tata DOCOMO, said, “Tata DOCOMO has been at the forefront of providing a superior mobile internet experience to our customers. We are sure that, with the experience enhancements like faster browsing and convenient discovery of content that Opera Mini provides, Tata DOCOMO subscribers can truly experience world-class mobile internet browsing like never before.”

“According to a recent survey among mobile web users in India, which we conducted along with On Device Research, speed and ease of use were the key drivers for selecting a mobile browser, so it isn’t surprising that Opera Mini’s speed and user-friendly interface have made it the most popular browser in India,” added Sunil Kamath, VP for South Asia, Opera Software. “Partnering with Tata DOCOMO will help us extend Opera Mini’s reach to more users, whether they use basic phones or smartphones.”

Opera Mini is designed to work on all kinds of phones. Tata DOCOMO customers can visit m.opera.com to download the Tata DOCOMO/ Opera co-branded version of Opera Mini. This page automatically detects the mobile operator, operating system and model number of a user’s mobile device; then, it offers the most suitable version of Opera Mini for download.

About Tata Teleservices Limited

Tata Teleservices Limited is one of India’s leading private telecom service providers, having a pan-India presence across all of India’s 19 telecom Circles. The company offers integrated telecom solutions to its customers under the unified brand name Tata DOCOMO and operates its wireless networks on GSM, CDMA and 3G technology platforms. Tata Teleservices Limited, along with Tata Teleservices (Maharashtra) Limited, operates in more than 450,000 towns and villages across the country. After its collaboration with Japan’s NTT DOCOMO in November 2008, Tata Teleservices launched 2G GSM services under the Tata DOCOMO brand name in all the 18 telecom Circles where it received spectrum from the Government of India, in June 2009. Since then, the Company has established a strong brand connect for Tata DOCOMO in India and has been at the forefront of redefining the telecom experience in India, launching innovative products and services that have impacted Indian consumer lifestyles. TTL is the clear market leader in the enterprise space as well, and has market leadership in many product lines, such as mobile broadband with the Photon family of wireless access devices. TTL’s bouquet of telephony services includes mobile services, wireless desktop phones, public booth telephony and wireline and WiFi services. For details, visit www.tatateleservices.com and www.tatadocomo.com

About Opera

Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them. Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.

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