Telenor Serbia drives mobile Internet penetration with Opera Mini

Oslo, Norway and Belgrade, Serbia – May 26, 2008

Opera Software and Telenor Serbia have partnered to offer Telenor Serbia customers the full Web experience on their mobile phones. Effective immediately, the service is available to nearly 3 million Telenor Serbia customers. With Opera Mini, customers can access all their favorite Web sites with a PC-like browsing experience on their existing handsets.

“Opera is delighted to partner with Telenor in Serbia following our success with Telenor in Pakistan. We hope to continue this partnership and provide consumers the best mobile Internet experience available,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Telenor Serbia users deserve the best possible mobile Web experience and Opera Mini provides just that.”

“We want to give our customers the chance to browse the Web wherever they are,” said Nevena Stefanovic, Broadband Manager for Telenor Serbia. “Opera Mini is fast and user friendly, allowing our customers to have a PC-like Internet experience right on their handsets. For us, it is important that Opera Mini delivers a fast solution that keeps the costs low and our customers happy.”

Telenor in Serbia

With a 39 percent share of its national market, Telenor Serbia is the second largest of the country’s three mobile operators, providing a wide range of services to 2.98 million subscribers.

The arrival of Telenor to Serbia has resulted in a range of innovations and improvements. Among priorities are quality and quantity of information at the WAP portal. The focus is on simplicity, ease of use and real time updates of content, as well as customization for individual users.

Opera Mini

Opera Mini utilizes Opera’s compression technology to pre-process and compress Web pages by up to 90% before sending them to mobile phones, keeping download costs minimal. Opera Mini has a loyal fan base of more than 44 million cumulative users worldwide. Its ability to download pages at lightning speeds, coupled with fun, useful features such as Opera Zoom, positions Opera Mini as the world’s most popular mobile Web browser.

Opera Mini is a free download from