PHOTO - (from left): Praveen Rajan, Head of Mobile Internet & Advanced Data Services, DiGi with Sean D'Arcy, Director, Partner Marketing & Management, Opera Software showing the Opera Mini browsers on the smartphones
KUALA LUMPUR, 25 MARCH 2011 - Malaysian communications provider DiGi Telecommunications (DiGi) has partnered with Norwegian web browser developer Opera Software to offer a DiGi-Opera Mini browser that will provide faster, cheaper browsing, it said.
DiGi head of mobile internet & advanced data services Praveen Rajan said DiGi is the first Malaysian mobile operator to co-brand with Opera Mini. "The non-smartphone users among DiGi customers will enjoy the full mobile internet experience at a faster and cheaper rate through the DiGi-Opera Mini browser."
"The advantages of the public version of the Opera Mini browser still apply to the DiGi-Opera Mini version," said Rajan. "Its compression technology of up to 90 per cent creates a faster surfing experience, including for those who own EDGE-enabled mobile phones. DiGi customers will enjoy much faster browsing speed than other native mobile phone browsers. By using the DiGi co-branded Opera Mini browser, customers are free from mobile internet charges when surfing DiGi sites, generating substantial cost savings for the total browsing experience compared to using other browsing platforms."
"DiGi has more than 4.2 million Internet users for both small and big screens, and we foresee demand to escalate as more devices and data plans become more affordable," he said. "More than 90 per cent of mobile phone owners in Malaysia are non-smartphone users, and they deserve to enjoy the full mobile surfing experience as their counterparts."
"This marks an important step of Opera's strategy in Asia," said Opera Software director of partner marketing & management, Sean D'Arcy. Malaysian consumers are becoming more discerning and demand the best mobile browsing experience when on the go.
DiGi's Rajan added that the launch of the DiGi-Opera Mini browser, there will be no mobile internet charges when customers download the DiGi-Opera Mini browser directly to their phones from http://m.opera.com from 23 March - 31 May 2011. "In addition, DiGi prepaid customers will stand a chance to grab a free 1MB if they download the application during the campaign period."
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