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Maxis customers can surf six times faster with Opera

AvantiKumar | June 9, 2011
Malaysia's Maxis uses a customised version of Opera Mini Mobile Browser.

Maxis Opera Mini

PHOTO - Maxis Opera Mini.

KUALA LUMPUR, 9 JUNE 2011 -  By using a customised version of Internet solutions firm Opera Software's Mini Mobile Browser, Malaysian communications provider Maxis is able to offer its customers a mobile browsing performance up to six times faster than a native mobile browser, according to recent tests conducted by Opera Labs.

Maxis chief operating officer Jean-Pascal van Overbeke said the tests, conducted in 2010 by Opera Labs, compared the performance of the Opera Mini browser against a native browser, in the same mobile device. "The Maxis Opera Mini browser is renowned for its smart browsing, offering faster, more affordable Internet access on mobile devices including tablets, for all platforms including Java, Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Windows Mobile and Symbian/S60."

The customised browser is a result of a recent partnership agreement between Maxis and Opera Software, said van Overbeke.

"[This launches] an original mobile Web browsing experience from 27 May to 13.9 million Malaysians who are Maxis customers. Our customers will enjoy the full range of famed Opera Mini features for mobile browsing, including surfing at up to six times faster speed than native browsers, combined with easy, integrated access to Maxis' content and services ecosystem on its WAP portal - all seamlessly delivered over Maxis' leading 3G network encompassing more than 5,000 sites across East and Peninsular Malaysia."

"We are pleased and proud to introduce the Maxis Opera Mini browser to further enhance and enrich the Malaysian and Maxis experience of the online universe from any screen, anywhere," he said. "This introduction complements Maxis' constantly expanding offerings of relevant content and services, with a unique version of the Opera Mini browser that is experienced in its full capability by any Maxis customer, over the entire range of device types. This also takes Maxis further towards its goal of connecting more Malaysians across more interactive Internet touchpoints, through partnerships that bring true value and innovation."

"There are already more than 7.2 million Maxis customers accessing the mobile Internet," said Maxis vice president and head of product, T. Kugan. "The Opera Mini browser from Maxis will open up to expanding mobile participation in the Internet, better ways to experience enriched content categories such as have been aggregated on Maxis' recently launched MYLAUNCHPAD destination portal. As part of Maxis' commitment to being a key enabler of every layer of society, before this weekend, customers can begin downloading the Maxis Opera Mini browser application at no data charge."

"Making the Web available on people's own terms is always our mission," said Opera Software chief executive officer, Lars Boilesen. "By working with Opera, Maxis is able to help more subscribers enjoy the fastest, most full-featured and least costly Web experience on their mobile devices."


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