Opera has revealed that it has no plans to open office in Nigeria despite that the highest users of the browser are in the country.
Speaking to IT media during an online conference Wednesday February 4, Product Manager for Opera Max, Mr Sergey Lossev said his company has no plan to set up office in Nigeria at least in the foreseeable future.
According to him, the company employs about 15,000 worldwide and it has office in South Africa. Nigeria, he said is the highest users of Opera mini browser in Africa. Next is South Africa.
“Opera Max is the best solution for new Netflix viewers across Africa as Opera Max saves data on HTTPS videos without any significant loss in quality. It even reduces buffering on any connection, including crowded Wi-Fi networks. The data-saving technology can extend data plans by up to 50 per cent for free.”
Access to the internet can improve lives and entertain and research shows that internet usage are correlated with higher growth in per capital GDP. However, due to high data costs and slow, congested networks, using the internet and its associated benefits may often be out of reach. Africa’s smartphone adoption in Africa has doubled over the last two years data shows that many aren’t using their smartphone to its full capabilities due to the cost of data remaining prohibitively high.
Opera has been pioneering advanced compression technology for years. The famous Opera Mini browser is still Africa’s favourite browser and continues to increase its user base in Africa by tens of millions every year. Opera Mini users on Android have increased by over 70% over the past year and in 2015 Opera Mini gave Africans over half a billion US$ in data savings, thanks to its compression technology.