Opera Poised To Double Its Subscriber Base In India

By June 17th, 2010 AT 12:39 PM

World’s most popular Mobile Internet Browser developers Opera Software is geared up to double its subscriber base in the Indian mobile space from 5 million now to 10 million over the next six months.

The Opera mini web browser for Mobile Phones has emerged as the most popular mobile web browser amongst mobile Internet (GPRS/EDGE) users in India which is registering strongest growth.The best part about Opera Mini is that it fits into all sorts of mobile phones, even the low-end 2G or high end 2.5G/ 3G-UMTS enabled phones.

To achieve the new targets, Opera has entered a joint collaboration with Indian telecom operators and mobile phone makers like 3rd largest handset player Micromax and Chinese phone maker like Meta-Tech, Huwaei Mobile and others who are selling phones in India. The company also in talks with country’s largest GSM Mobile service operator Bharti Airtel, Idea Cellular and latest entrant in Indian GSM space Uninor for bundling Opera Mini software through service providers Chanel.

Earlier in April-2010, Opera has been embedded customized Opera Mini 5 mobile browser in a range of 20 devices as well as being downloadable to over 250 GPRS supported handsets free of cost with leading GSM operator Vodafone’s customer base in India.

Norwegian browser developer’s Opera Mini mobile-phone browser, available for free on practically any mobile phone, reduces the amount of data necessary to display a full web page on your mobile phone. With this compression, the user gets more pages served for less money than other mobile browsers, up to 90% cheaper than by using native browsers.

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