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A new report on State of Mobile Web 2019 has revealed the applications of the world’s major browser developers Opera, was used by nearly 120 million internet users in Africa and by more than 350 million people globally.
According to the report which gives a detailed look at the digital landscape of the African region, Opera browsers and standalone news app were used by nearly 120 million internet users in Africa and by more than 350 million people globally which illustrates Opera’s growing leadership in the digital transformation of Africa.
“We are thrilled to see that our mobile browsers and news app has grown by 25 million monthly users in the last year in Africa,” Jørgen Arnesen, Head of Marketing and Distribution at Operas said.
The State of Mobile Web 2019 report showed that mobile browsing is one of the most popular activities among African internet users. For example, in South Africa, nine out of ten people use their mobile browser every day, an activity they prefer over the use of other applications.
“The new Opera News app has led this positive growth, as well as the introduction of new features to our mobile browsers such as a built-in VPN and crypto wallet. The successful partnerships Opera has with major smartphone manufacturers in Africa have also contributed to the massive growth,” Arnesen said.
The State of Mobile Web 2019 also indicated that on average, Africans using Opera spend more than 30 minutes browsing on a daily basis.
Moreover, the report showed that 31percent of browsing sessions of people who use Opera Mini in Africa in Q1-2019, are to social media platform domains like Facebook, YouTube and Instagram, followed by search engine websites like Google and entertainment and sport websites.
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