Oslo, Norway – February 20, 2006 – Opera Software today announced its intention to open a development office in India.
The planned office, to be located in Chandigarh, will initially employ quality assurance testers supporting Opera's full range of product offerings and Opera's 'Open the Web' evangelists. Current job openings are available at http://www.opera.com/jobs/ .
Rather than outsourcing, Opera decided that opening the local office would be the most efficient way to improve its products while attracting the most skilled employee base. The location is just a few hours from several of the most respected technology institutes in India. Chandigarh is already home to leading technology companies, creating myriad opportunities for partnerships and business development.
“India presents Opera with unique opportunities to explore new business opportunities and tap into a tremendous reservoir of skilled individuals,” says Jon S. von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. “The country's tremendous growth in both Internet users and mobile subscribers sets a strong foundation for our business objectives. At the same time, investing in the technical talent India produces will help accelerate innovation in the desktop, mobile and device markets.”
Opera India joins Opera's other Asian offices in China and Japan.
About Opera's Open the Web project
Opera's Open the Web evangelists are Web technology experts who help Webmasters and developers create sites that are compliant with open standards. They also help foster adoption and use of emerging Web standards, fueling the rise of Web 2.0. The India office will play a crucial and strategic role in expanding Open the Web throughout Asia.
About Opera Software
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browser technology, targeting the desktop, mobile, PDA and device markets. Partners include companies such as IBM, Nokia, Sony, Motorola, Adobe, Macromedia, Symbian, Sony Ericsson, Kyocera, Sharp, Motorola Metroworks, MontaVista Software, BenQ, Sendo and AMD. The Opera browser has received international recognition from users, industry experts and media for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers. Download Opera's free desktop browser at http://www.opera.com/download/ .
Opera's browser technology is cross-platform and modular, and currently available on the following operating systems: Windows, Windows Mobile, Linux, Mac OS, Symbian OS, BREW, QNX, TRON, FreeBSD, Solaris and Mediahighway. The Opera browser is also available as a Java-based (J2ME) browser solution called Opera Mini™ for the world's 700 million Java-enabled mobile phones. Opera Software ASA is headquartered in Oslo, Norway, with development centers in Linkoping and Gothenburg, Sweden. The company is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. Learn more about Opera at http://www.opera.com/ .
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