Mobile web booming in Africa


Africa has seen massive growth in mobile use in the last year, according to the stats coming out of Opera (mobile web browser). Coming off a low base, Sudan tops the charts with a whopping 4645% growth (page views). Ghana also has an admirable 916% growth (page views). Kenya leads viewer growth – each user browsing an average of 639 pages every month. That’s a lot of viewing!

Facebook and Google are the top ranked sites in the top twelve countries in Africa – South Africa, Nigeria, Kenya, Egypt, Ghana, Sudan, Libya, Tanzania, Ivory Coast, Namibia, Mozambique and Mauritius.

Overall page views in Africa increased by 182%; the number of unique users increased by 124% and the amount of data transferred increased by 160%, in the last year.

These stats speak volumes about the massive uptake of mobile browsing in Africa over the last year.

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More details about Nigeria

More details about Kenya

Latest about Opera’s research here.

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