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Today, we launched our latest update for Opera browser for Android, including our new video-compression feature to enhance your data savings. If you’re like us, being able to watch and share videos online from your phone is pretty handy (and fun!). But, this habit can be a big data-eater and poor connections can let us...

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The Meffys is one of the mobile industry’s most coveted awards, honoring achievements across mobile content and commerce, and recognizing innovation from around the globe. We’re excited to say that this year’s Innovation Award for Best Business Model went to Bemobi for Apps Club. Bemobi joined the Opera family last August, offering a unique, “Netflix-style”...

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More than half of the world online via mobile subscriptions In August 2015, over 3.7 billion unique subscribers – more than half of the world’s population – had at least one mobile subscription. By 2020, GSMA predicts around three-fifths of the global population will have mobile subscriptions, with close to one billion new subscribers added...

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The majority of time spent online today occurs on mobile apps. Nielsen has reported that the monthly time spent per person on mobile apps has risen by 63% in the last 2 years alone – from 23 hours and 2 minutes in Q4 2012 to 37 hours and 28 minutes in Q4 2014. By 2020,...

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Opera Mini turns 10 this year and is better than ever! Opera Mini, our award-winning browser, which operators have been providing to their users for 10 years on feature phones and entry-level smartphones, has just become more interesting for advanced smartphone users. The new and improved Opera Mini brings a more native look and feel to...

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Until now we’ve focused much of our attention here on the blog and in our downloadable case studies on how Opera’s Sponsored Web Pass builds new data users and overall revenues for operators, not on brands.  Yet it’s brands, or advertisers, who are the ones using our platform to underwrite the cost of data access for...

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Opera has been working tirelessly the last several years to expand the ways in which consumers buy access to the internet. From Opera Mini data packs to Web Pass to Sponsored Web Pass, we’ve helped consumers in emerging markets all over the world buy small “packages” of mobile data, or to get that mobile data...

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In today’s highly competitive and social-driven world, brands need to continuously create engaging content in order to stay connected with their consumers in their ongoing attempts to be heard & followed. As the online video explosion continues, brands are moving away from reaching out to their audiences through traditional media channels toward investing in a...

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It used to be that mobile operators controlled virtually everything that happened on their networks. Voice calls, SMS, simple data transactions like a web URL call: that sort of thing. Record-keeping was simple; the operator was in charge of everything. Even data services that consumers consumed were usually operator-provided, or came from vendors who had tight...

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It’s always great to be recognized by a jury of your peers and colleagues when you’ve done something innovative, and yesterday, Opera Web Pass, our groundbreaking initiative to help bring the next billion users online, was recognized – and then some. Web Pass, which lets mobile operators configure simple time- and content-based data packages (like...

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