Opera’s launching servers in Nigeria to drive growth in West Africa

Opera Mini

Opera on Thursday announced the debut of dedicated servers in Nigeria, a first for the company.

The company believed that the new servers, located in the digital hub of West Africa, will offer users in surrounds a batter user experience, but also “pave the way for the mobile browser developer to expand its digital footprint into the rest of Africa”.

“The servers will speed up online browsing for Nigerian Opera users, with speeds up to four times faster than before when using Opera mobile applications like the popular Opera Mini browser and the leading news app in Nigeria — Opera News,” the company added.

Opera also noted that this is part of its strategy to “drive digital transformation across Africa”.

“The company has ambitious plans to expand the presence of its data servers to more African countries and continue to enhance the digital lives of millions of internet users across the continent,” it continued.

The Norwegian internet company noted that its presence in Africa, in terms of users, grown by 26% from 2018, with nearly 120-million users across the continent.

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Andy Walker, former editor


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