Opera Mini users in Africa saved over $600,000,000 in 2015 and 42% of South Africans report watching more video on their mobiles in 2015 than the previous year.
“This is higher than the global average of 35%,” says Sergey Lossev, Product Manager for Opera Max during an online press conference held today Thursday 4th February 2016.
Opera Max is a one-stop shop for anyone looking to get full control of their data usage or maximize their browsing speeds. Today Opera announced that an update to the app includes their latest “Opera Turbo” technology, a much more sophisticated method of proxying data for browsers and apps. This means that Opera Max just got much faster and much more secure.
Lossev says although only 27% of Nigerians stream videos on their mobiles at least
once a week, demand is growing with 72% of Nigerians believe that mobile operators should provide mobile video-on-demand services.
“Data costs and network problems remain the major reasons people don’t stream video,” he said, adding that 73% of Opera Max users in Africa use apps via mobile network with the top three categories of applications used in mobile network are social media (31%) followed by video (28%) and browser (28%).