[/blockquote]Today Opera has hailed its data shrinking app called Opera Max , a free VPN app that aims to help Android users in Africa manage and save data on streaming video, audio and photo-rich apps through both mobile and Wi-Fi connections. The company believes that Opera Max is the best solution for new Netflix viewers across Africa as Opera Max saves data on most online video formats without any significant loss in quality. The app also reduces buffering on any connection, including crowded Wi-Fi networks. The data-saving technology can extend data plans by up to 50% for free.
Opera will host a press conference in South Africa on Thursday February 4th at 2pm GMT and will takes us through the product and shares brand new data and information on Africa’s browsing habits and favorite apps.
Opera Mini gave Africans over $ 500,000 in data savings last year
Due to high data costs and slow, congested networks, using the internet and its associated benefits may often be out of reach in mist African countries. Smartphone adoption in Africa has doubled over the last two years data shows that many aren’t using their smartphone to its full capabilities due to the cost of data remaining prohibitively high.
Opera claims that they been pioneering advanced compression technology for years. They are famously known for their Opera Mini browser is still Africa’s favourite browser and continues to increase its user base in Africa by tens of millions every year. Opera Mini users on Android have increased by over 70% over the past year and in 2015 Opera Mini gave Africans over $ 500,000 in data savings, thanks to its compression technology.