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Add some Internet flavor to your phone

October 17, 2011

Oslo, Norway - October 17, 2011

Vodafone Turkey today released a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser to add a little spice to the mobile web experience for its subscribers. This partnership has its roots in the midsummer of 2011 when Vodafone Group Services and Opera Software signed an extended global frame agreement.

More than 16.8 million Vodafone customers in Turkey will now get instant access to their favorite websites, as well as Vodafone's popular services. Sport results, social networking, an information portal and a content store are now just one click away from the Speed Dial panel in Opera Mini. The browser is completely free and available for every Vodafone Turkey user at m.opera.com.

Opera Mini is the world's most popular mobile browser, thanks to the unique technology that compresses web data by up to 90%. That's why web surfing is so much faster with Opera Mini, especially on EDGE or 3G and even on crowded Wi-Fi, no matter which phone model is used. Opera Mini also helps to download more webpages per megabyte; this is extremely important when you are on pay-per-data service or when data roaming is active.

"Opera Mini has already won the hearts of almost 130 million users worldwide," said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. "We aim to make web surfing even easier for Vodafone's subscribers in Turkey, enabling them to leap on their favorite web resources in a snap."

According to Vodafone Turkey, the move formed part of the company's unwavering focus on bringing the latest telecommunication technologies and most innovative services to customers: "We aim to ensure that everyone in Turkey can enjoy the mobile Internet as part of the Super Internet strategy that we launched at the beginning of 2011. We are delighted to offer this new version of Opera Mini to our customers, making it even easier and more enjoyable for them to surf the Mobile Internet".

Turkey is one of the biggest and fastest growing regions for Opera Mini usage. According to the last State of Mobile Web report, there are now 3.5 times as many Opera Mini users in Turkey as one year ago, and seven times as many page views. The full State of Mobile Web report, with extra statistics on Turkey is available at opera.com/smw/.

About Vodafone Turkey

Incorporated by the Vodafone Group, one of the biggest international mobile communication companies of the world in terms of revenues, Vodafone Turkey is the 2nd biggest mobile communication company of Turkey with 17.5 million users as of June 30, 2011. As the second biggest direct international investment of Turkey, the total investment of Vodafone Turkey, including the acquisitions, since 2006 has exceeded TL 10 billion. Vodafone Turkey operates with the target to become the most preferred operator by the consumers in 81 cities of Turkey with its approximately more than 3.000 employees, more than 1.000 stores, 21 thousand points of sale and a stakeholder family of 53 thousand people. Vodafone Turkey offers telecommunication solutions to approximately 50% of Turkey's biggest 500 companies as their strategic communication partner.

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.