$500 million worth of mobile data usage is what Opera Mini users in Africa saved by using the Norwegian-based Opera Software‘s mobile browser. This report came from aggregated information obtained from the Opera Mini servers.
Opera Software went further to breakdown the report revealing that Nigeria (a country that makes up Opera’s third biggest market in terms of the numbers of users) saved up to $198 million. Followed by South Africa where users collectively saved up to $65 million.
The Opera Mini mobile browser runs on an advanced Opera compression technology that can shrink web pages down to as little as 10% of their original size. Thus, reducing the data cost on users by up to 90%. The Opera Mini browser can rightfully claim to have helped many Africans save on their mobile data plan by enabling them utilize up to 82% less data on their mobile phones.
The report also reveals that in general, Opera Mini users using Java-based phones saved an average of 88% in their monthly mobile data plan. Users using Android and iOS smartphones were able to save 75% and 70% of …read more
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