Bringing more people to the mobile internet
Opera Software and Telkomsel, Indonesia’s biggest telecommunication provider, today announced the launch of Opera Web Pass for the first time in Indonesia. Opera Web Pass is a solution that allows operators to offer users easier access to their mobile internet services. With Opera Web Pass, operators are able to offer various data-access services, such as one-day access to the full web or one-hour access to certain social networks. This time-based internet access can be conveniently purchased directly within the browser and makes it easier for users to keep track of their data usage, rather than having to guess how many megabytes they’ve downloaded. Simple, fuss-free surfing with Opera Web Pass lowers the barriers to entry for those wanting to go online without regular data plans.
“The mobile internet user base has grown significantly, and we want to offer the most convenient way to access data services for our users. Opera Web Pass is the best solution for simplifying the way of subscribing mobile data in a user-friendly way,” says Trio YG Lumbantoruan, GM Portal & Social Media, Telkomsel.
To purchase from a range of user-centric packages to suit their internet access needs, Telkomsel subscribers simply need to open the Opera Mini web browser and click the Opera Web Pass entry in the Speed Dial start page and choose from a list of web pass subscriptions. For every data purchase, users get one hour of free access to Facebook, Twitter and Wikipedia, another benefit of the web pass service from Telkomsel.
Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software, adds, “We are excited to bring this innovation to millions of mobile internet users in Indonesia. Being able to team up with Telkomsel, with its widespread telecommunication coverage across Indonesia, enables Opera to help more mobile users in Indonesia get online and enjoy the empowerment that internet access brings.”
The Opera and Telkomsel partnership dates back to 2009, when Opera Mini was launched in Indonesia, along with a data plan for mobile phone users. Opera now enables Telkomsel to create mobile internet offerings that are user friendly and meet subscribers’ demand for convenient web access.
To learn more about Opera Web Pass, visit www.operasoftware.com/products/web-pass/.
About Telkomsel (www.telkomsel.com)
Telkomsel is the largest cellular operator in Indonesia and the 6th largest in the world with more than 131,5 million of customers. To provide the best services to its customers across Indonesia, including in remote area and in border area, Telkomsel builds 69.000 BTS. Telkomsel consistently implement the roadmap for 3G, HSDPA, and HSPA+ technology as well as testing of Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology to drive the mobile broadband industry in Indonesia. One of the programs is the development of broadband network in 268 cities in Indonesia. To serve its customers, Telkomsel runs a 24-hour call center and 408 GraPARI service centers nationwide.