Recent News, 2013

India’s mobile networks struggling with mobile video traffic explosion

New mobile data study by Opera’s Skyfire finds 83% of video users experience stalling Cloud-based mobile video-optimization leader, Skyfire, a fully-owned subsidiary of Opera Software, has found through extensive testing that more than half (56%) of video consumers on India’s 3G networks suffer from significant stalling and re-buffering, leading to frustrated users and high video […]

MTN Group renews agreement with Opera Software

MTN Group and Opera Software have signed a new two-year agreement to offer a custom version of Opera Mini to MTN subscribers across 17 of its 22 markets. Opera Mini is a mobile web browser that compresses webpages to as little as 10% of their initial size,which helps customers to save on data costs and […]

Opera Web Pass to kick off in Turkey with Avea

Avea and Opera Software partner to offer in-browser pay-as-you-go Internet Turkish mobile operator Avea and browser developer Opera Software have signed an agreement to launch the very first Opera Web Pass solution in Turkey. Through Opera’s innovative solution, Avea can offer easy, one-click internet access to its mobile subscribers through site- and time-specific data offerings. […]

Facebook leads mobile web usage

Opera Software announces State of the Mobile Web report for Bangladesh While Bangladesh is at the threshold of adopting 3G services, it has a vast pool of mobile users who have already had their first experiences of accessing the internet from their handheld devices. Opera Software, makers of the Opera Mini browser for mobile devices, […]

MTS and Opera Software launch in Ukraine CIS’ first ‘Web Pass’ service

Today, MTS and Opera Software announced the launch of the MTS Web Pass service in Ukraine. With this new service, MTS subscribers can use the Opera Mini browser to purchase packages of unlimited internet access for an hour or a day, or simply gain access to specific websites depending on their personal needs – all at a reasonable […]

South Africa’s new love affair with Android

South Africa has seen a massive surge in Android handset use over the past twelve months, with the number of Opera Mini users on the platform increasing by more than 300%, according to Opera Software’s latest State of the Mobile Web report. While the number of basic-phone users continues to rise, the number of smartphone users has grown much […]

Coasting the web in style

Eight fashion-designer brands launch wallpapers for Coast by Opera The web’s most stylish browser just got even more fashionable. Users of Coast by Opera, the new browser that makes a style statement on the iPad, are now able to bring their fashion sensibilities to their online world. Eight established, Singapore-based fashion designers will debut their […]

Opera and Prestigio team up to pre-embed Opera for Android on smartphones and tablets

Opera Software and Prestigio, international manufacturer of mobile devices, consumer electronics and accessories, have today announced that the Opera for Android browser will be preinstalled on all Prestigio tablets and smartphones shipped to Europe, CIS, the Middle East and Africa. In Europe, the first devices with the preinstalled Opera browser will go on sale by […]

Coasting the web this weekend?

Top 9 sites for Coast by Opera Coast by Opera is the stylish new web browser app from Opera Software, tailor-made exclusively with the iPad in mind and re-imagining the best way to view the web on a tablet. Its minimalist and intuitive design makes it the perfect partner for casual browsing on the iPad, […]

Opera Mobile Store triples the number of apps, monthly visitors grow 63%

Cross-platform mobile app store now serves 140,000 apps to 75M monthly visitors The Opera Mobile Store, the fifth-largest mobile app store in the world, today announced that it has tripled the size of the store in the last 12 months, currently offering more than 140,000 apps. The Opera Mobile Store provides more than 75 million […]