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Opera and Sun Cellular bring sunnier browsing to Filipino users

Oslo, Norway, and Manila, Philippines - June 17, 2013

Norway-based Opera Software, maker of the Opera Mini browser, has teamed up with the Philippines’ leading mobile operator, Sun Cellular, to bring an exciting mobile internet experience to Filipino users through the Opera Mini browser.

Under this partnership, subscribers can enjoy fast and best-value browsing, while exploring a wide range of web resources such as social media or online news, directly from Opera Mini, using its unique Speed Dial feature.

Speed Dial is shortcuts to webpages, allowing users to access chosen websites directly, as soon as they open the browser.

Opera Mini, which is compatible with 3,000 different handsets, allows for a more efficient browsing experience by compressing the size of each webpage to as little as 10%, making it possible for online-based content to load faster. Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software, further explains, “As web access and mobile browsing continue to become part of everyone’s lifestyle, Opera remains keen to develop these innovations that support carrier services and make the mobile experience even more user friendly.”

Meanwhile, Michele Curran, Vice President for Data Services of Sun Cellular, adds, “Aside from offering best-value browsing services, we strive to optimize the mobile experience and continue to seek value-adding integrations such as Opera Mini. We are positive that our subscribers will find it much easier now to indulge in mobile browsing, through this partnership.”

With the most affordable internet offers in the market already and Opera Mini's world-leading compression feature, Sun's partnership with Opera Mini will help make subscribers enjoy surfing the internet via their mobile phones. To find out more about iLoads Time Based Plans and other best-value mobile internet packages, please see: iLoads

Download Opera Mini at or For more information on Sun Cellular’s mobile browsing services, visit

About Sun Cellular

Sun Cellular, a member of the Philippine Long Distance Telephone Company Group, is one of the Philippines’ leading mobile telecommunications companies. It offers a wide range of service innovations for mobile telephony from voice, messaging and international roaming services, to wireless broadband and value-added services for consumers and businesses alike. As a renowned frontrunner in the industry, Sun Cellular has been notable for significant breakthroughs like unlimited services and the Anti-Bill Shock charging system which continue to encourage the market to embrace mobile technology. It has received accolades over the years with awards such as the Philippines’ Mobile Service Provider of the Year for 2011 and 2012 by the esteemed Frost & Sullivan Asia Pacific Best Practices Awards in Singapore.

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.

Opera is a trademark of Opera Software AS.