When we first started publishing our State of the Mobile Web Report, we had two goals in mind. We wanted to show just how important the mobile Web was, and perhaps more importantly, how pervasive it was. We wanted people to know the mobile Web was not just a smartphone phenomenon. It was, and still is, used by people all over the world, on a variety of devices and screen sizes.
I think we accomplished those goals. We capture almost 500 separate data points in each report. From the top 10 lists, to the geographic reports, to our special sections we publish a variety of data to assist people in seeing a deep, rounded picture of the mobile Web.
But use of the Web on mobile devices continues to expand, and our readers have asked to get more information packed into each report. Beginning this month, and continuing each month, we will profile the top 20 countries for Opera Mini usage worldwide. The first top 20 list has some interesting members beyond the usual top 10. We find countries like Kazakhstan which might be threatening for a place in the top 10. Belarus, Brazil and Bangladesh are also in the top 20. Indeed, this list perhaps more than the top 10 shows what a worldwide phenomenon the mobile Web really is.
We believe the mobile Web has the power to bring tremendous social and economic change to the inhabitants of many countries. Tracking the top 20 will enable us to more closely track these changes as they happen.
Jon von Tetzchner,
Co-founder, Opera Software
In August 2010, Opera Mini had over 66.5 million users, a 6.8% increase from July 2010. Since August 2009, the number of unique users has increased 108.3%
Opera Mini users viewed over 33.9 billion pages in August 2010. Since July, page views have gone up 14.3%. Since August 2009, page views have increased 143.2%.
In August 2010, Opera Mini users generated over 489.4 million MB of data for operators worldwide. Since July, the data consumed went up by 9.9%. Data in Opera Mini is compressed up to 90%. If this data were uncompressed, Opera Mini users would have viewed more than 4.5 petabytes of data in August. Since August 2009, data traffic is up 134.4%.
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