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Viettel launches affordable data plan with Opera Mini

Oslo, Norway, and Hanoi, Vietnam - February 5, 2015

Over 50 million Viettel customers can now subscribe to the most affordable mobile data plan in Vietnam. Viettel, the largest local mobile operator, is offering one-day, web-browsing data packages for VND 2,000 (USD 0.09) through the Opera Mini browser. Subscribers to this plan will be able to browse the web via Opera Mini as much as they want for a day. The data plan is part of a partnership, announced today, between Opera Software and Viettel to bring the next million Vietnamese users online.

Viettel Opera Mini

Low-price data plans to attract more Vietnamese users

Opera Mini compresses the size of webpages by up to 90%, resulting in faster, more affordable browsing. With mobile internet, users can access the web on their phones, whenever and wherever they need it.

“Opera and Viettel share the same vision, that people should be able to access the web on their own terms," says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software. "Through this partnership, we are able to bring a faster internet experience closer to more people across Vietnam.”

Try the new packages, with Opera Mini

All Viettel subscribers can simply type "DK OP" in an SMS message and send it to 191 to register for the data package, delivered by Opera Mini. Or, they can visit to download the co-branded Viettel Opera Mini browser. The data package offers video streaming or file downloads of up to 15 MB and automatically renews each day.

Opera Mini is available for basic phones to smartphones on various platforms, including Android, BlackBerry, iOS, J2ME, Symbian and Windows Phone, among others.

About Viettel

Viettel Telecom is the leading mobile operator with 50 million subscribers. Viettel keeps being the leading telecommunication enterprise and state-owned economic group with occupation of 12% and 23% of revenue and profit respectively created by 1.000 state-owned enterprises.
With a huge customer-base throughout the country and investment into 3G network expansion and improved quality, Viettel has continuously exceeded standards. Viettel is committed to providing the best quality services possible to its large and growing subscriber base.

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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