Opera has released a report today suggesting that the number of mobile phone users using Opera browser has topped the 200 million users per month mark. The company in its latest State of the Mobile Web report says that the number was hit back in June and is up from the same time a year back. Opera Mini accounts for 92 percent of users, i.e. 183 million users out of total 200 million users per month. Opera Mini browser viewed over 155 billion pages in June 2011, an increase of over 55 percent since 2011. The report focuses on Opera’s growth in African regions. Some of the highlights within the report include:
- 25 out of 53 countries (47%) have international news sites as the most popular news source. Countries include Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Egypt, Libya and Côte d’Ivoire. 18 of those 25 countries turn to the BBC as the most-used source.
- 36 countries more than doubled their Opera Mini user bases in one year.
- The mobile web has made a comeback in Libya. In the year since the revolution, Libya has grown the most in every category of Opera Mini usage, including users, page views and data consumption.
- Côte d’Ivoire also showed spectacular growth. The number of Opera Mini users rose 600% in one year. Page views grew 744%, meaning people are browsing more pages than they did the year before. Data use grew 760%, outpacing the growth in page views.
- Across Africa, data growth seems to outpace page-view growth. This fact suggests that Africans are browsing larger pages and most likely, using richer, more advanced websites.
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