Opera Mini: Opera Software Releases More Usage Statistics
Article by George Norman
On 01 Oct 2010
A week ago we were reporting that Opera Software, the Norwegian software developer behind the popular Opera browser, is celebrating Opera Turbo’s first anniversary. To mark one year since Opera Turbo’s been out there providing faster browsing speeds to users stuck on a slow connection, Opera Software released a few usage statistics. The following usage statistics:

- Opera Turbo users browsed 25.8 billion compressed pages in total in the past year.
- Opera Turbo served more than 1697 terabytes of compressed data in the past year.
- Opera Turbo has compressed data equal to the printed collection of the U.S. Library of Congress 191 times over, or 319 times the entire contents of Wikipedia.

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- There are 50 million monthly Opera desktop users. 1 in 10 use Opera Turbo where dealing with a slow internet connection.
- This August more than 5.2 million users employed Opera Turbo.
- The top countries where Opera Turbo is used are: Russian Federation, Ukraine, India, Germany, Indonesia, Poland, China, United States, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Brazil, Italy, United Kingdom, Turkey, France, Czech Republic, Iran, Slovakia, Romania and Spain.

The other day Opera Software released some additional usage statistics – this time it released some Opera Mini usage statistics. The following ones:

- More than 66.5 million people used Opera Mini during the month of August 2010. That is an impressive 108.3% increase compared to August 2009.
- More than 33.9 billion pages were viewed by Opera Mini users during the month of August 2010. Compared to the same period in 2009, this is a 143.2% increase.
- Opera Mini users generated more than 489.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide during August 2010. Compared to August 2009, this is a 134.4% increase.

Please note that Opera Mini uses Opera Turbo and thus data is compressed by up to 90%. Without opera Turbo compression, the data gernerated by Opera Mini users would have been of more than 4.5 petabytes.

Opera Software put together a Top 20 Countries that Use Opera Mini.
  1. Indonesia
  2. Russia
  3. India
  4. China
  5. Ukraine
  6. South Africa
  7. United States
  8. Vietnam
  9. United Kingdom
  10. Kenya
  11. Kazakhstan
  12. Poland
  13. Nigeria
  14. Malaysia
  15. Belarus
  16. Philippines
  17. Egypt
  18. Germany
  19. Brazil
  20. Bangladesh

Opera Software also put together a Top 10 Countries that Use Opera Mini in the Middle East.
  1. Syria
  2. Iran
  3. Saudi Arabia
  4. Iraq
  5. Israel
  6. Qatar
  7. Oman
  8. Jordan
  9. United Arab Emirates
  10. Yemen

“Growth of the mobile Web worldwide accelerated dramatically in August,” said Jon von Tetzchner, , Opera Software Co-founder. “These numbers are not limited to smartphones alone. The mobile Web was, and remains, a global phenomenon for people all over the world, on a variety of devices and screen sizes. It is this unparalleled reach of the mobile Web that will bring tremendous social and economic change to people in many countries.”

In related news, Microsoft celebrates MSE’s (Microsoft Security Essentials) 1st anniversary a couple of days ago – the Redmond-based software giant released some interesting protection statistics.



Tags: Opera Software, Opera Mini, Opera Turbo
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