* Name of partner, value of deal undisclosed
* Shares up 5 pct
(Adds shares, detail)
OSLO, April 1 Norwegian technology firm Opera
Software has struck a deal that will see its Skyfire
data compression service used by a major Internet company, it
said on Tuesday, lifting its shares.
Opera, which makes Internet software including mobile phone
browsers and advertising applications, did not name the Internet
company, nor did it say how much the deal was worth. It said the
Internet company would announce further details in due course.
Opera shares were up 4.6 percent at 0717 GMT, among the best
performers on the Oslo benchmark index. The stock has
risen 112 percent over the past year.
Skyfire, which Opera bought in March 2013, helps telecom
operators and broadband providers compress data through cloud
computing technologies and thereby save money by allowing them
to invest less in physical infrastructure.
(Reporting by Gwladys Fouche, Editing by Terje Solsvik and Mark