MUMBAI: Integrated telecommunications company Bharti Airtel
has signed a global arrangement with Opera Software to offer
a customised and co-branded version of Opera Mini internet
browser for Airtel mobile customers across its operations.
will enable over 253 million Airtel customers across countries
including India, South Asia and Africa to use Opera Mini's
proxy-server-based technology that compresses data by up to
90 per cent and decreases data transfer costs.
Software's Opera Mini has over 168 million users has agreements
with 13 out of the top 30 operators globally. Used by over
168 million users, Opera Mini is the world's most popular
web browser on mobile phones. Opera Mini's popularity in emerging
markets can be credited to its smooth performance on basic/non-smartphones.