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Opera Max now available in Russia and CIS

Moscow, Russia - April 22, 2014

Get ready to slash your mobile data usage. Today Opera Max becomes available in Russia and CIS. Opera Max is a free and easy-to-use data-savings app that compresses data across almost every app on a mobile device – including video, text and images. Now, users in Russia and CIS can extend the life of their MB/GB data plans by up to 50%, especially if they use video- and image-heavy apps, such as Vkontakte, Odnoklassniki or Instagram.

Once the user installs and runs Opera Max, the app starts compressing and rerouting data to the data-savings cloud using a Virtual Private Network (VPN).  All non-encrypted data requests (excluding websites and apps with HTTPS connections) are sent through Opera Software’s compression servers, which optimize video, images and websites to use less data. 

Opera Max also allows users to tame their apps by detecting when they are roaming, so they can prevent their apps from using any expensive data. Users can easily block any app from using mobile data and restrict it to using Wi-Fi only.

Opera Max's unique user interface gives users a timeline of app usage and how much data is saved because of Opera Max by month or by day. The timeline shows usage and savings by individual app, as well as in total. 

“Opera Max is the next step in the evolution of the compression technology pioneered by Opera Software. Users in the USA and Europe are already enjoying Opera Max and saving mobile data. Now it’s Russian and CIS users’ turn to see how much extra data they can get from their data plans simply by installing Opera Max”, says Sergey Lossev, Head of Opera Max at Opera Software.

Get Opera Max

Opera Max is available as a free download at the Google Play Store, for any smartphone running Android 4.0 or above.

Read more about Opera Max at: www.opera.com/mobile/max/

See the Opera Max video here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=U5UYfIAH_AM

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.