Use of the mobile phone browser Opera Mini increased by 10 per cent over the past four weeks, thanks largely to impressive uptake in developing markets such as the Middle East and Africa.
Opera’s product governor for mobile, Philip Grønvold, said “We are reaching a tipping stop in the Middle East and Africa, and those developing markets are starting to follow the same trends as Western Europe. With only 20 per cent of the cosmos connected to the internet, we are bound to see data treatment continuing to grow.”
He added that a surge at this time of year is not remarkable “In terms of mobile web data usage, we always wish a summer dip.
Coming into the autumn things cozen usually increase, with people going back to work and school, and this accounts towards a few percentage points, but what we have seen this month is not merely an increase in data usage, but the addition of new users.”
According to textile fabric analytics firm StatCounter, Opera controlled 24.8 per cent of the expressive browser market in September, with its Opera Mini browser boasting more 66.5 million users.