Now Egypt and Kenya Have More than a Million Monthly Opera Mini Users

Opera is reporting that eleven new countries including Kenya and Egypt have each surpassed one million monthly Opera Mini users this year. So now there are 22 countries in total with more than one million active Opera Mini users each month.

Kenya achieved the fete in June 2011, Egypt in March 2011 while South Africa achieved the fete in June 2009. Nigeria reached the one million monthly usage in January 2010.

On its periodic State of the Mobile Web, Opera is also reporting that more than 140 million people used Opera Mini last month, with usage growing 83 percent in the last year. As of October 2011 Opera Mini usage has doubled eight times since its introduction. “Opera Mini has gained users in every country, across 2G, 3G and 4G networks, across feature phone and smartphones,” said Lars Boilesen,
CEO, Opera Software.

Full List of Countries with more than One Million Monthly Opera Users Country Date reaching 1 million users

  1. Russia
  2. March 2007
  3. Indonesia
  4. March 2008
  5. India
  6. May 2008
  7. Ukraine
  8. September 2008
  9. United States
  10. December 2008
  11. China
  12. February 2009
  13. South Africa
  14. June 2009
  15. Nigeria
  16. January 2010
  17. Vietnam
  18. March 2010
  19. Brazil
  20. October 2010
  21. Belarus
  22. December 2010
  23. United Kingdom
  24. January 2011
  25. Mexico
  26. March 2011
  27. Philippines
  28. March 2011
  29. Kazakhstan
  30. March 2011
  31. Egypt
  32. March 2011
  33. Turkey
  34. April 2011
  35. Bangladesh
  36. April 2011
  37. Kenya
  38. June 2011
  39. Pakistan
  40. July 2011
  41. Poland
  42. July 2011
  43. Uzbekistan
  44. July 2011
In October 2011, Opera Mini users viewed 86 billion pages,up 107 percent year-over-year. Those page views accounted for almost 13 petabytes of data through operator networks. Due to Opera Mini’s data- crunching compression technology, those petabytes were cut down to just 1,335 terabytes of data. Over the past 12 months, data usage has surged 121percent.
For the curious user, just press “help” and choose “data savings” in your Opera Mini browser to see how much data you have saved.

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  1. Kenya is increasingly becoming a regional technical hub together with being a financial hub, so I get increasingly encouraged by such revelations.