Faster mobile Internet from Unitel with Opera Mini

Oslo, Norway and Luanda, Angola — November 30, 2010

Unitel, leading mobile operator in Angola, and Opera Software have signed an agreement that allows Unitel customers quicker access to the Internet from their mobile phones.

Opera Mini is a mobile web browser available for more than 3000 mobile phone models. It is easy to install and enables a better Internet browsing experience similar to a computer. Globally, more than 71 million users surf the Web with Opera Mini, while saving on data traffic expenses due to Opera’s revolutionary data compression technology. In order to take advantage of this service, customers must visit on their mobile phones and install the Opera Mini browser from there.

“Enabling our users to access the Web through Opera Mini is a gain to the company, it allows our costumers to have easy access to the Internet, browse faster and efficiently,” said Miguel Martins, CEO and Board Member of Unitel. “This gives our customers a solid Internet experience and surfing satisfaction, which is a high priority for us.”

“The vision of Opera is to provide the best possible Internet experience, on any device,” said Dag Olav Norem, VP of Mobile Products, Opera Software. “With Unitel, we get to bring the full Internet experience of Opera Mini to even more users and show them the power of the Web to play, learn and explore.”

Since 2007, Unitel has provided Internet access via mobile phone, with thousands of customers using the service. With more than 6 million customers, Unitel has consolidated the leadership in the national market.

About Unitel
Unitel is the largest telecommunications company and the leading mobile operator in Angola. With more than 6 million customers and coverage in all provincial capitals in the country since 2002, Unitel, revolutionized the telecommunications market through quality and innovation of services which introduced, roaming and access to data on broadband (HSDPA).

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. Learn more about Opera at

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Oluniyi D. Ajao
Oluniyi D. Ajao is an Internet Entrepreneur and Tech Enthusiast based in South Africa. Follow him on twitter @niyyie for more tech updates.


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