By Tom Jackson
Opera, the developer of the most used mobile browser in Africa, is significantly scaling up its operations on the continent as it gradually becomes a major player in the tech space.
For years, the Opera Mini browser has been crucial to Africans due to its ability to bring down data costs, and it now has over 100 million monthly users on the continent.
The company is now looking to build on this success, and the increasing mobile and internet penetration that it has done so much to encourage, by doubling down on its operations in Africa. In May of last year, Opera announced it will invest $100 million over the next two years to help facilitate the growth of the African digital economy.
The company will use the money in a bid to speed up internet adoption in Africa, and strengthen the internet ecosystem with local partners, which will have the overall effect of securing more customers for Opera.
Meanwhile, towards the end of last year, in what analysis firm World Wide Worx co-founder Arthur Goldstuck says was an “unexpected move”, it integrated a <a target="_blank" href="http://afkinsider.com/141490/opera-launches-web-enabled-payment-solution-kenya/" target="_blank" Click here to read entire article