TECNO brings Opera Mini to more Countries in Africa
Beijing – January 25, 2012

TECNO, a leading mobile phone brand in Africa, and Opera Software, leading browser provider, today unveiled their partnership to offer a co-branded Opera Mini browser to TECNO’s users in Africa.

TECNO, as the NO.1 dual SIM mobile phone brand in Africa, TECNO has always been paying great attention to customers’ experience and endeavoring to provide them with the most suitable products by adopting the latest innovative technology.

“TECNO is currently experiencing the fastest growth period we’ve ever seen. We hope that, our products can provide more and more people with better and better internet experience in Africa,” says Jason Liu, the Marketing Director of TECNO TELECOM. “Our initiative to co-brand this well-regarded web browser is key to TECNO ensuring that the users of our phones can get connected whenever they want, as well as achieving our business development targets in Africa.”

The Opera Mini browser provides users with advanced compression technology, which shrinks down webpages by up to 90% before they reach the phone. This allows users to expand the web experience dramatically with each and every megabyte they consume, while keeping costs down.

“Africa is in the midst of a mobile-browsing transformation and mobile phones are the most important means for Africans to access the web. This initiative gives TECNO users in this area the advantages of a great surfing experience that is fast and affordable,” says Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software.


About TECNO

TECNO, the first listed dual SIM mobile phone brand in Africa, has always transformed advanced technology into localized products with the guideline of “think globally, act locally”. TECNO has always been paying great attention to customers’ experience and endeavoring to provide them with the most suitable products by adopting the latest innovative technology. Currently, TECNO owns a comprehensive product portfolio, which covers mobile phones in all level, including feature phones and smartphones. TECNO mobile has been highly praised and favored by customers with its high quality, powerful recreational function, high-performance on Internet experience and favorable after-sales service throughout Africa. Now, TECNO, being one of the top tree mobile phone brands in Africa, has been honored as the fastest-growing brand.

About Opera Software ASA

The worldwide World Wide Web — any device, any platform, any bandwidth, absolutely anywhere in the world. Opera Software was founded in 1994, based on the idea that access to the web should be a universal right. 275 million people (and counting) use the Opera web browsers for computers, mobile phones, TVs and other connected devices. Opera also delivers tools, distribution, engagement, monetization and market insights to developers, publishers and brands around the world. We are passionate about breaking down barriers, so everyone can share in the power of the internet. Our vision of one web for all remains at the heart of what we do, because we believe that participation changes everything. Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.