Telsey selects the Opera browser to power its family of set-top boxes

Oslo, Norway – September 6, 2006


Opera Software today announces that Telsey Telecommunications, a leading manufacturer of IP set-top boxes, has selected the Opera browser once again to provide full-featured Internet browsing on the company’s WAVES set-top boxes. Opera first partnered with Telsey in 2004 to deliver Opera 7 to the WAVES product family. Due to the success of the WAVES boxes, Telsey has now renewed its commitment to integrate the Opera browser to power full Web surfing and dynamic Web applications on their devices.


With Opera, Subscribers using Telsey’s Opera-powered WAVES set-top boxes can access all their favorite online content from the convenience of their living rooms. Opera’s unique rendering technology will automatically enhance online content with its anti- flicker solution and TV-optimized fonts, creating the best living room surfing experience possible.


“When it comes to full Web browsing that is optimized for surfing on your TV with a remote, there is no better choice than Opera,” says Roberto Mestriner, CTO, Telsey Telecommunications. “Opera is a pioneer in its field, always one step ahead in terms of providing a feature-rich Web experience that actually looks good on something other than a desktop computer. When surfing Opera on a Telsey STB, the Web actually looks like it was made to be surfed from the convenience of your couch.”


At IBC Telsey presents its latest hybrid IPTV STB featuring both DVB-T and DVB-C tuners. The STB FS600 delivers innovative functionalities such as PVR, High Definition TV, MPEG4 and ground-breaking self-installing tools. The IP STB FS600 family is based on cutting-edge Single Chip Technology that provides cost effective solutions while granting the highest performance required for High Definition and Low Bit Rate codec.


“We are pleased that Telsey has commited itself to the importance of full Web browsing on its family of STBs,” says Scott Hedrick, Executive Vice President, Opera Software. “Telsey is a long-time leader in the STB market and provides winning solutions to its customers. We will continue to work closely with them to ensure the best Web experience possible and to continue to innovate the offerings on this box, so that customers will always have access to the latest in Web technology.”


About Telsey


Telsey, an Italian company founded in 1993, is a leading provider of Access Gateway, IP STB and Home Networking solutions for the distribution of broadband interactive services on FTTx and xDSL networks. The completeness of Telsey’s broadband access offer has made the company a valued provider to leading European telecom operators. Telsey’s gateways and IP STBs enable end users to gain access to broadband services such as Video on Demand, Voice over IP and fast Internet which can be simultaneously distributed throughout the home thanks to Telsey’ home networking solutions, based on powerline and WiFi technologies.


About Opera for Devices


Opera provides an optimized implementation of Internet technologies for handheld devices, digital TV and other devices, with innovative and powerful features that seamlessly adapt the Internet experience to suit varying screen sizes and input devices. In addition to being a full Internet browser, Opera is a high performance execution environment for Web applications and dynamic user interfaces based on interoperable open Web technologies such as AJAX.


Telsey Public Relations
Giulietta Versiglia
Telsey SpA
Tel: +39 0422 377 711
Fax: +39 0422 470 920


Opera Public Relations
Berit Framnes
Tel: +47 24 16 42 14