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Safaricom Partners With Opera Mini ToProvide Free Data Deal for Ethiopian Customers

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Global web innovator Opera has partnered with Safaricom to offer free data in Ethiopia as part of its strategy of fostering increased internet access across the African continent.

This is part of Opera’s Free Data campaign launched in 2017 for African consumers which has so far seen the company invest over $100 million dollars to date – in the region to bring more people online and offer them the fastest and most reliable internet connection possible.

Opera has already facilitated nearly 40 million people across five countries to benefit from up to 3 GB of free browsing each month through partnerships with local telcos.

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This initiative has helped users to establish businesses, connect with loved ones, and embark on educational journeys, all with greater ease and affordability. In Kenya alone, Opera has invested over $12 million in free data campaigns over the past three years.

“Ethiopia is a large and growing country in which we see a great deal of potential,” said Jørgen Arnesen, Executive VP Mobile at Opera.

He added: “But at this point, the internet penetration rate is only around 16.7 per cent nationwide. So we’re excited to join forces with long-time partner Safaricom to help expand Ethiopia’s digital economy. In the past, our collaboration provided a first window to the web for many users in Kenya, and we’re proud to work together to try to similarly bring millions of new users online in Ethiopia.”

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The campaign will enable Opera users to enjoy up to 50 MB of free browsing every day when using Opera Mini or Opera for Android on the Safaricom network.

The deal excludes video streaming and file downloads, and is valid for the latest versions of Opera Mini and Opera for Android.

Samuel Musila
Samuel Musila
Passionate Software Developer and Tech content creator From Nairobi, Kenya

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