On his blog, Skyfire CEO Jeff Glueck commented:
Opera and Skyfire are a natural fit. Both companies have extensive focus on operator products well beyond our well-known consumer web browsers, with complementary geographic strengths (Skyfire in North America, Opera globally and especially across the entire developing world). Skyfire brings cutting-edge products like Rocket Optimizer and Skyfire Horizon that are proven in commercial deployment, and signed customers including 3 of the largest U.S. wireless operators. Our technology in video, app optimization, and mobile browser personalization for smartphones and tablets extend Opera’s portfolio into high-growth areas.
Skyfire provides a range of products for both operators and consumers:
- Skyfire’s Rocket Optimizer™ provides wireless operators with a 60% boost in bandwidth capacity across smartphones, tablets and laptops.
- Skyfire Horizon™ lets operators tap incremental revenue while enhancing consumer experience
- Skyfire’s web browser for iOS and Android provides consumers the ability to play Flash videos and integration with popular social networks
Earlier this week Opera announced that it is switching to webkit. And, this move will enable the company to improve its mobile offering further.
Skyfire will be retaining its brand.