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The Swiss say yes to Opera Mini: Swisscom to deploy Opera Mini to mobile phone customers

July 15, 2008

Oslo, Norway - July 15, 2008

Opera Software today announced that Swisscom, Switzerland's leading telecoms provider, has selected the Opera Mini browser to deliver a better Web experience to its mobile phone customers. Opera Mini will be available for download over the air (OTA) on most Swisscom-operated phones in the near future.

With Opera Mini, Swisscom customers can take advantage of the full Web on their mobile phones. Whether in need of a train schedule, a quick answer from Google or a friend fix on Facebook, Opera Mini is the vehicle to get Swisscom users to where they want to go. Opera Mini's compression technology means that the content that users are viewing will be delivered faster and more cost efficiently by reducing the amount of data transferred to the phone.

"We are the leaders in providing the Internet to Switzerland. We are proud of our advanced HSPA (High Speed Packet Access) network that currently covers 90 percent of the Swiss population," says Thomas Hüter, Head of Internet Experience, Swisscom. "We wanted the most feature-rich and fast browser available that will work on all the Swisscom mobile phones on the market today. Opera Mini has proven its value to millions of users all over the world, and we want to offer our customers a great mobile browsing experience."

About Opera Mini

Opera Mini brings the full Web experience to mobile phones. People can now enjoy instant access to Websites anywhere, anytime. Users of Opera Mini will benefit from a desktop-like browsing experience that displays Web pages as they are meant to be seen. In addition, Opera Mini utilizes Opera's compression technology to pre-process and compress Web pages by up to 90 percent before sending them to phones, resulting in faster page downloads without compromising end user experience. As a result, download costs are kept to a minimum.

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.