Opera Partners with Safaricom to Provide Free Data in Ethiopia

Editorial Desk
By Editorial Desk 2 Min Read

Global web innovator Opera has partnered with Safaricom to provide free data in Ethiopia, as part of its ongoing efforts to increase internet access in Africa.

This initiative is an extension of Opera’s successful Free Data campaign, which was launched in 2017 and has already seen the company invest over $100 million in the region.

Through collaborations with local telecom companies, Opera has enabled nearly 40 million people across five countries to enjoy up to 3 GB of free browsing each month.

By offering free data, Opera has empowered users to start businesses, connect with loved ones, and pursue educational opportunities with greater ease and affordability.

In Kenya alone, the company has invested more than $12 million in free data campaigns over the past three years.

Jørgen Arnesen, Executive VP Mobile at Opera, expressed excitement about the partnership with Safaricom, stating that Ethiopia holds great potential despite its current low internet penetration rate of only 16.7%.

Arnesen highlighted the success of their collaboration in Kenya, which introduced many users to the internet for the first time, and expressed pride in working towards bringing millions of new users online in Ethiopia.

Under this new campaign, Opera users will be able to enjoy up to 50 MB of free browsing every day when using Opera Mini or Opera for Android on the Safaricom network.

It is important to note that the free data offer does not include video streaming or file downloads and is applicable only to the latest versions of Opera Mini and Opera for Android.

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