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Opera celebrates 15 years of connecting users in Africa to the Internet with a massive data giveaway

Calling all Opera Mini users in Africa!

Today Opera celebrates its long-term ambition to accelerate digital adoption in Africa as it marks its 15th year on the continent. To coincide with this anniversary, Opera is giving away 150 GB of data to 150 people, totaling 22.5 terabytes of data through a competition across South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria celebrating digital connectivity 

Opera is asking its users to share experiences of how Opera Mini has helped them to reach new levels of connection. Whether setting up a business, speaking with loved ones or embarking on an educational journey, Opera will award the most memorable 150 entries with 150 GB of free data – that’s over 8,000 free hours of browsing, over 200 hours of streaming your favorite videos and over 1,500 free hours of streaming your favorite tunes.

150GB Free Data for 150 People!

How do you enter the Opera Mini competition?

The competition opens on 16th December and closes 15th January. To enter, simply like and comment Opera’s post on Facebook or Instagram, using #CelebrateWithOpera and explain why Opera is important to you.

  • The most inspirational stories will be chosen.
  • In total, 150 people will win 150 GB of free data.
  • Starting the 4th of January Opera will announce 50 winners per week on social media (by tagging them).
  • The most touching stories among the 150 winners will be also posted on the official Opera page including:
    • A professional photo of the winner
    • An interview and write-up of their experience.
  • Winners will be selected at Opera’s sole discretion.

The terms & conditions for participation are available here

15 years in Africa

Opera marks 15 years in Africa, having helped 150 million mobile users in Africa access fast and affordable internet. Today, millions across Africa use the Opera Mini browser, citing lower costs, faster connection and ease of use as key drivers of adoption. Opera’s long-term local infrastructural investment enables up to 90% data savings for users. According to the State of the mobile 2019 report by Opera, in 2018, using Opera products equated to savings of up to $100million USD, across the top 20 African countries. Opera has been partnering with leading telecom providers across the continent to offer free Internet access via Opera Mini. As part of Opera’s commitment to help people get online. Opera is sponsoring up to 3 GB of monthly data via Opera Mini for our millions of users. Over 50% of consumers have used free data sponsored by Opera and in 2021, users spent 2.5 billion hours using Opera Mini. 

Jørgen Arnesen, EVP Mobile at Opera said: “At Opera, we know the power that connection can bring. From sharing ideas, art and culture to kick-starting businesses or bringing loved ones closer together, data is essential to connecting people. Our mobile browser Opera Mini uses only one-tenth of the data that others do, and we’re proud to continue helping millions of people overcome connectivity barriers with our solutions.”

The key to unleashing innovation, enterprise and prosperity across the continent is democratizing data. Opera’s data giveaway competition marks the beginning of ambitious plans to accelerate the right to internet access. Building on its commitment to help people get online, Opera will roll-out a series of impact projects in 2022 to continue to address data inequity and connect the unconnected. 

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