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Custom-made Opera Mini for Dialog will transform your phones' experience to smartphone-like

September 27, 2012

Oslo, Norway and Colombo, Sri Lanka - September 27, 2012

Streaming TV on the mobile phone, receiving live cricket updates, surfing websites and downloading games and wallpaper has received a speed-boost in Sri Lanka, thanks to Dialog and Opera Software joining forces to create a co-branded Opera Mini browser for millions of Dialog subscribers.

Opera Mini is one of the world's most popular browsers used on mobile devices. Available on more than 3,000 handsets, Opera Mini works on almost all mobile operating systems including Java (J2ME), S60, iPhone, Android and BlackBerry devices.

Some top features of this custom-made Opera Mini for Dialog browser include the following:

  • Quick Links: One-touch access to popular Dialog services such as MyTV, CricHQ and Dialogin.lk.
  • Smart Page: This page, displaying automatic updates from social networks and other favorite sources of news, views and entertainment, loads as soon as the browser starts. The Smart Page also suggests websites and webpages based on user preferences.
  • Data compression: Opera Mini's data compression technology helps save money on phone bills by substantially reducing data usage. Opera Mini uses only a tenth of the bandwidth of other browsers, compressing webpages by up to 90%.
  • Speed Dial: Unlimited Speed Dial entries provide instant access to preferred websites. Users can add, edit or rearrange Speed Dial entries easily and can even synchronize them with desktop browser using Opera Link.

"We are grateful to our loyal subscribers for staying with us over these years. Our users have gradually become more sophisticated in their usage of mobile devices, and a majority of them are exploring the web on their mobile phones. A custom-made Opera Mini browser will allow users to turn their existing phones into smartphones and experience the full web at their fingertips," says Supun Weerasinghe, Group Chief Operating Officer, Dialog Axiata PLC.

"We"d like to say ‘Ayubowan" to all Dialog subscribers," adds Sunil Kamath, Sales Director for India and SAARC, Opera Software. "While developing this co-branded Opera Mini, we have taken special care to ensure users are never too far from their favorite online content. We hope Dialog subscribers will enjoy this treat and relish the opportunity to enhance their surfing on mobile devices significantly by using Opera Mini."

This custom-made Opera Mini can be downloaded by sending an SMS with "opera" in the text field to 678 from a Dialog number. Consumers can also download it directly by visiting m.opera.com from their mobile devices. The page will automatically detect users"phone models and offer Dialog subscribers the appropriate version of Opera Mini for download.

About Dialog Axiata PLC

Dialog Axiata PLC, a subsidiary of Axiata Group Berhad (Axiata), operates Sri Lanka's largest and fastest growing mobile telecommunications network. The Company is also one of the largest listed companies on the Colombo Stock Exchange in terms of market capitalization.

Dialog has been at the forefront of innovation in the mobile industry in Sri Lanka since the late 90's, propelling the nation's mobile telephony infrastructure to a level of advancement on par with the developed world. The company delivers advanced mobile telephony and high speed mobile broadband services to a subscriber base in excess of 7 Million Sri Lankans, via a 2.5G, 3G/3.5G infrastructure. Dialog also provides a comprehensive suite of International Roaming Services across a global footprint comprising of more than 200 countries, and operates a wide portfolio of international telecommunication services, including but not limited to retail and wholesale international voice and data services.

Dialog Axiata supplements its market leading position in the Mobile Telecommunications sector with a robust footprint and market presence in Sri Lanka's Fixed Telecommunications and Digital Television markets through its fully owned subsidiaries Dialog Broadband Networks (Private) Ltd (DBN) and Dialog Television (Private) Ltd., (DTV). DBN operates CDMA fixed wireless telephony services alongside WiMAX 16D high speed broadband services, and is also a leading provider of Radio and Optical Fibre based transmission infrastructure facilities and data communication services. DTV operates a Direct-to-Home (DTH) Digital Satellite TV service and is the market leader in Sri Lanka's PayTV sector. DTV supports a broad array of international and local content alongside a wide portfolio of Sri Lankan television channels and delivers high quality infotainment to a viewer base in excess of 200,000 Sri Lankan Households.

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.