Opera started out as a research project in Norway's largest telecom company, Telenor, in 1994, and branched out into an independent development company named Opera Software ASA in 1995. Opera Software develops the Opera Web browser, a high-quality, multi-platform product for a wide range of platforms, operating systems and embedded Internet products.
Opera's vision is to deliver the best Internet experience on any device. Opera's key business objective is to earn global leadership in the market for PC/desktops and embedded products. Opera's main business strategy is to provide a browser that operates across devices, platforms and operating systems, and can deliver a faster, more stable and flexible Internet experience than its competitors.
Opera Software ASA is an industry leader in the development of Web browsers for the desktop, device and mobile markets. The Opera browser has received international recognition from end-users and the industry press for being faster, smaller and more standards-compliant than other browsers, and it has gathered a cult following on the net.
Waldemar Thranes gate 98
P. O. Box 2648 St Hanshaugen
+47 24 16 40 00
+47 24 16 40 01
Jon Stephenson von Tetzchner (CEO)
Line of business:
Browser-maker for PC/Desktop, Mobile phones, PDAs, Devices
Public. The Opera share is traded at the Oslo Stock Exchange with ticker OPERA.
Approximately 390 (May, 2007).
USA, Sweden, China, Japan, South Korea, India and Poland.
Simply the Best Internet Experience on Any Device