Original Press Release
Kyivstar, 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 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. more