FORNEBU, Norway -- Telenor Group and Opera Software today announce a re-commitment and an expansion of their partnership to bring the mobile web to Telenor's millions of customers. The new agreement between Opera and Telenor goes beyond pure Web browsing. It now includes Opera's email, application store, payment solution and advertising opportunities.
Telenor's global business units are also gaining more real estate on the browser home screen, which enables a new channel of direct-to-customer communication that helps drive traffic to specific content sources.
"We have already seen rapid uptake of a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile browser in our business units, helping our many feature phone customers experience the Internet, sometimes for the first time. We believe this re-forged partnership will open up even more opportunities for our business units and our customers to take advantage of the full benefits of the Web," said Rolv-Erik Spilling, Head of Telenor Digital Services.