Opera can now boast of more than 100 million users across the continent. It has a market share of 86.4% in Kenya, 71.83% in Nigeria and 53.1% in South Africa.
This news is according to the State of the Mobile Web Africa 2016 Report released by Opera. The report highlights the trends of mobile internet across the continent. Looking at factors such as users browsing behaviors and the app usage.
Opera and Opera Mini, both known for their data compression technology, is particularly popular among users looking to save on their mobile data consumption while maintaining speed of browsing.
In Africa countries like Ghana, Kenya, Seychelles, and Mauritius are among the highest data consumers with an average of 160MB/month of data being consumed. The report also shows that visits to streaming sites using Opera Mini has increased by 36% since 2012. With Tanzanians (22%) being the most likely to visit YouTube followed closely by South Africa (20%) and Ghana (19%).
App usage rankings across Africa
1st Place – South Africa: A third of South Africans use mobile apps.
2nd Place – Ghana: 31% of Ghanaians use mobile apps
3rd Place – Nigeria: …read more
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