Today 6th/June/2012, Airtel one of the largest mobile operator in the world entered into an agreement with Opera Software, under which its customers across India, Africa, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will be able to access a customised version of the latter’s internet browser on their mobiles.
This came after MTN early May signed same agreement.
Oslo-based Opera Software has agreements with 13 of the top 30 operators globally. Its Opera Mini browser is used by over 168 million active users, though it gives access to over 1.6 billion users.
The customised browser has Google search engine, Gmail and YouTube, apart from various applications of Airtel that include Airtel Self Care, Airtel.com and Airtel Life, on the default page. Even Facebook will be available on the introduction page.