Opera Software, a leading provider of Web browsing solutions, announced that Ten by Orange has launched its innovative and unlimited mobile Internet service, Easy Web, powered by Opera Mini. Leveraging Opera’s compression technology to pre-process and compress Web pages by up to 90% before sending them to mobile phones, the Easy Web service enables Ten by Orange customers to access the full Web, surf their favorite websites, enjoy mobile blogging and social networking – all on the go. Easy Web, powered by Opera Mini, will be made available on the HTC Touch, Samsung SGH-F330 and fifteen other handsets in France.
A subsidiary of the Orange Group, Ten by Orange develops innovative offers and services designed to bring mobile Internet solutions to the French marketplace. “By partnering with Opera, we are able to provide our customers with a true Web browser which is fast, robust and keeps our delivery costs under control,” said Thierry Coilhac, COO of Ten by Orange. “In addition, Opera’s development team demonstrated their deep expertise when creating a customized Opera Mini solution based on our specific requirements.”
Opera Mini, with over 39 million cumulative users, is the world’s most popular mobile Web browser. The tailor-made Opera Mini solution for Ten by Orange boasts a customized home page with full brand integration of the User Interface (UI), homepage control including search, modification of menu items, pre-installation, bookmarks and more. For operators and OEMs, a branded Opera Mini enables greater brand loyalty and increased ARPU.
“Opera continues to work with customers such as Ten by Orange to implement advanced mobile browsing solutions to meet their current and future needs,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “Together with our customers and partners, we look forward to continue extending the growing market momentum of mobile Web browsing.”
Opera Mini makes surfing the Web on a mobile device more intuitive than ever by offering a high quality PC-like Internet experience. Bringing the desktop experience to mobile, Opera Mini’s Small Screen Rendering (SSR) reformats the Web page to fit inside the screen width, automatically eliminating the need for horizontal scrolling. Alternatively, a new “Desktop mode” gives users a wider view of the page. Opera Zoom functionality allows users to drive into the page offering dynamic navigation of the page content. With tens of millions of users and deployments at many of the world’s top operators and OEMs, Opera Mini is a proven solution backed with real-world results.
A propos d’Orange
Orange is the key brand of France Telecom, one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators. France Telecom serves more than 170 million customers in five continents as of December 31, 2007, of which two thirds are Orange customers. The Group had consolidated sales of 52.9 billion euros in 2007. As of December 31, 2007, the Group had 109.6 million mobile customers and 11.6 million broadband internet (ADSL) customers. Launched in June 2005, the NExT program (New Experience in Telecommunications) will enable the Group to pursue its transformation as an integrated operator and make France Telecom the benchmark for new telecommunications services in Europe. In 2006, Orange became the Group’s single brand for Internet, television and mobile services in the majority of countries where the company operates, and Orange Business Services the banner for services offered to businesses worldwide. France Telecom is the number three mobile operator and the number one provider of broadband internet services in Europe and one of the world leaders in providing telecommunication services to multinational companies. France Telecom (NYSE:FTE) is listed on Euronext Paris and on the New York Stock Exchange.
About Opera Software ASA
Opera Software ASA has redefined Web browsing for PCs, mobile phones and other networked devices. Opera’s cross-platform Web browser technology is renowned for its performance, standards compliance and small size, while giving users a faster, safer and more dynamic online experience. Opera Software is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with offices around the world. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA.