Opera is focused on making its Opera Mini mobile browser available for as many users around the world as possible, and it is taking new steps in this direction.
The company has just announced a partnership with America Movil, the third largest wireless carrier in the world, aimed at providing its users with faster browsing capabilities than before.
The deal between the two companies includes the development of a co-branded version of the Opera Mini
browser that can be used across all of the carrier’s subsidiaries in Latin America.
At the moment, America Movil has operations in 18 countries in Latin America, and it offers services to more than 242 million users.
The carrier chose to load Opera Mini on its mobile phones due to its performance capabilities and the increased popularity that the application benefits from all around the world.
The latest data from Opera shows that there are almost 170 million people using Opera Mini to take advantage of its fast navigation and of the data compression technology that Opera has designed it with.
“Mobile users in Latin America, for many of whom the mobile device is the first and only way of getting online, are in need of a world-class browser as an affordable means to get on the internet," said Marco Quatorze, director of VAS, American Movil.
The collaboration with Opera provides America Movil with the possibility to deliver a fast, affordable and user-friendly mobile web experience on their mobile phones.
Back in September last year, Opera released a co-branded flavor of Opera Mini
for the subscribers of Claro Chile, America Movil’s subsidiary in Chile.
As part of the new agreement with the wireless carrier, a co-branded version of Opera Mini will be deployed to all Latin American markets where America Movil operates.
“Opera is proud to work with America Movil to bring Opera Mini to Latin America in a big way,” said Lars Boilesen, CEO, Opera Software. “With America Movil’s reach and Opera Mini’s performance, Latin America is about to go mobile like it has never before.”