Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Opera Invests $100 Million USD To Grow African Digital Economy

One of the world's most popular web browsers, Opera Mini is set to invest 100 million dollars in improving Africa’s digital economy over the next two years.

This investment will see Opera Mini expand its portfolio in Africa. Opera Mini is currently in South Africa and will expand to Nigeria and Kenya in next few months.

Speaking on the new investment, The Vice President of Opera Mini, Africa, Richard Monday, said: “Africa was on its way to transform itself into a digital continent with the rapid adoption of mobile Internet.

“The Opera Mini browser has been a key facilitator in bringing more than half of Africa’s Internet population online by featuring tools for lowering data costs”.

On his part, Lin Song, The Chief Operating Officer and Chief Security Officer for Opera Mini said: “Bringing fast and affordable Internet access for all has always been Opera’s mission. We want to grow together with the African Internet ecosystem, Opera is planning to seek local partners to integrate value-added services, mobile payment and data bundling into its browser product”.

Opera Mini currently has over 229 million users with 56% of them on mobile.

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