Oslo, Norway – 15 January 2007
Opera Software today announced that TelefÃ³nica MÃ³viles de EspaÃ±a has selected Opera Mini and Opera Mobile to power the full Internet for its new Web service “Navega”. With Opera, TelefÃ³nica’s Navega subscribers can access the full Internet from their mobile phones. The Navega-branded Opera Mini and Opera Mobile Web browsers will launch on Nokia N70, Sony Ericsson K610i, Sony Ericsson Z610i and Sony Ericsson K800, with several more to come.
Opera Mini provides TelefÃ³nica’s Navega subscribers with all their favorite Web sites while on the go. This means that more customers will now have access to the data they want, such as local Spanish search, community sites, news, Web mail or even movie schedules, right out of their pockets. The Navega Internet service with Opera strengthens TelefÃ³nica’s mission to improve people’s lives by keeping information accessible, directly from the mobile phone.
TelefÃ³nica MÃ³viles is Spain’s leading operator, and one of the fastest growing mobile operators in Europe and Latin America. With 11 percent market share in Europe, TelefÃ³nica is a rapidly growing telecommunications company that aims to strengthen its leadership in the digital era. Navega is a part of the company’s effort to bring more services to its subscribers and become a leader in offering the full Internet on mobile phones in Spain.
“The Internet continues to play a larger role in people’s lives, and operators, such as TelefÃ³nica MÃ³viles de EspaÃ±a, are recognizing the demand for the full Internet on mobile phones,” says Kai LeppÃ¤nen, VP Mobile, Opera Software. “It’s been proven time and again that browser-based Internet services significantly drive higher non-voice ARPU as well as increases operator end user satisfaction. Opera Mini represents a convenient, easy-to-use and cost effective data service that drives data traffic with lower OPEX and CAPEX costs.”
“This major partnership with TelefÃ³nica MÃ³viles de EspaÃ±a is an outstanding testament to the quality of Opera’s market leading mobile browsing technologies. More significantly, this announcement demonstrates our ongoing commitment to meet and exceed the expectations of our tier one operator customers globally,” said Mr. LeppÃ¤nen.
Opera Mini currently comes pre-installed on the Sony Ericsson Z610i, Sony Ericsson K800, Sony Ericsson K610i and the Nokia N70.