Tess, a DJ in Ibiza, is the heroine of Britain’s first interactive soap opera, streamed to mobile phones in 80 comic-strip episodes. She is the brainchild of Opera Telecom. This company provides billing and multimedia services to the likes of Virgin Mobile, O2 and Vodafone. Headed by founder Gary Corbett and with offices in America, Australia, Europe and South Africa, Opera Telecom has boosted its sales 66% a year from £31.5m in 2002 to £86.7m in 2004.

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Company details
Year2005
Rank54
CompanyOpera Telecom
ActivityMobile services provider
LocationBirmingham
Average 3 year sales growth65.96%
Latest sales £000s86,705
Staff70
Founded2000
Websitewww.operatelecom.com

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