Bharti Airtel has partnered with Opera to offer Airtel mobile customers across India, South Asia and Africa a customized and co-branded version of the Opera Mini internet browser.
The telecom operator is hoping to leverage Opera Mini's unique proxy-server-based technology to compress data by upto 90% and decrease their customer's data transfer costs. According to Opera, Opera Mini has a very small footprint and high level of usability, allowing it to provide a consistent user experience across a broad range of handsets.
Speaking on the partnership, K Srinivas, President - consumer Business, Bharti Airtel, said: "We are excited to bring a superior browsing platform to Airtel mobile customers across India and South Asia by leveraging Opera Mini's tried-and-tested set of solution. We are confident that this association will be instrumental in helping us deliver a truly customized, enhanced and optimized browsing experience for our data users".