Opera and Kyivstar reach strategic partnership agreement

Original Press Release

Oslo, Norway — September 4, 2014

KyivstarKyivstar, the largest mobile operator in Ukraine, will be able to launch a co-branded version of the Opera Mini mobile web browser, according to a new strategic partnership agreement between Opera Software and Kyivstar, announced today.  For monetization and optimization of mobile data, Kyivstar can also opt into the entire Opera portfolio of products, including such products as Opera Web Pass, Rocket Optimizer and Opera Max. The agreement is part of the Global Framework Agreement between Opera Software and VimpelCom Group that was extended in January 2014.

Opera solutions improve mobile internet experience

Opera Mini is a fast, simple and safe browser app for nearly any mobile phone. It shrinks webpages by as much as 90 percent, getting users their content faster. Opera Mini also makes the mobile internet more affordable by helping people get the most out of their data plans.

With Opera Web Pass, Kyivstar will be able to package internet access in an easy-to-understand and affordable way. It includes compelling data packages that are time based, content based or even free for promotional use.

Implementation of Opera’s cloud-based services, including Rocket Optimizer and Opera Max, can help Kyivstar combat the explosion of data traffic coming from smartphones, particularly mobile video consumption. Opera Max is a free and easy-to-use data-savings app that compresses data across almost every app on a mobile device — including video, text and images. 

“We are proud to partner with such a renowned mobile communications expert as Opera Software. We are now working towards integrating our products for more than 3 million of our subscribers who use Opera Mini. In the near future, Kiyvstar will launch a range of new services based on Opera solutions,” says Svyatoslav Gorban, Marketing Director, Kyivstar.

“We are happy to welcome Kyivstar into our partner community. Kiyvstar’s strong presence in Ukrainian market, combined with Opera technologies, will bring an improved mobile internet experience to millions of users in Ukraine,” adds Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera Software crafts products and services that connect 350 million people to the internet. More than 130 operators around the world choose to work with us to give their customers the best web experience. Our mobile advertising platform enables publishers to monetize their content and allows brands to reach a global audience of more than 500 million consumers. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com, or follow Opera on Facebook, Twitter and blogs.opera.com.

Opera, Opera Mini, Opera Max and Rocket Optimizer are trademarks of Opera Software ASA.

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