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Faster mobile Internet from Unitel with Opera Mini

November 30, 2010

Oslo, Norway and Luanda, Angola - November 30, 2010

Unitel, leading mobile operator in Angola, and Opera Software have signed an agreement that allows Unitel customers quicker access to the Internet from their mobile phones.

Opera Mini is a web browser available for more than 3000 mobile phone models. It is easy to install and enables a better Internet browsing experience similar to what is done on a computer. Globally, more than 71 million users surf the Web with Opera Mini, while saving on data traffic expenses due to Opera's revolutionary data compression technology. In order to take advantage of this service, customers must visit on their mobile phones and install the Opera Mini browser from there.

"Enabling our users to access the Web through Opera Mini is a gain to the company, it allows our costumers to have easy access to the Internet, browse faster and efficiently," said Miguel Martins, CEO and Board Member of Unitel. "This gives our customers a solid Internet experience and surfing satisfaction, which is a high priority for us."

"The vision of Opera is to provide the best possible Internet experience, on any device," said Dag Olav Norem, VP of Mobile Products, Opera Software. "With Unitel, we get to bring the full Internet experience of Opera Mini to even more users and show them the power of the Web to play, learn and explore."

Since 2007, Unitel has provided Internet access via mobile phone for its subscribers, with thousands of customers using the service. With more than 6 million customers, Unitel has consolidated the leadership in the national market.

About Unitel

Unitel is the largest telecommunications company and the leading mobile operator in Angola. With more than 6 million customers and coverage in all provincial capitals in the country since 2002, Unitel, revolutionized the telecommunications market through quality and innovation of services which introduced, roaming and access to data on broadband (HSDPA).

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.