Opera Mini usage jumps 11% in one month

Almost 40 million people used Opera Mini last month, representing more than 11% growth in one month. However, page views and data transfers increased at a faster rate, meaning consumers now save $9.4 billion per year just by choosing Opera Mini.

In October 2009, more than 39.6 million people used Opera Mini, an 11.3% increase from August 2009 and more than 155% compared to September 2009. Those 39.6 million people viewed 17.2 billion pages in October 2009. Since September, page views have gone up 14.8%. Since October 2008, page views have increased 238%.

Opera Mini users generated more than 263 million MB of data for operators worldwide in October 2009. Since September, the data consumed went up by 16%. Data in Opera Mini is compressed up to 90%, meaning Opera Mini servers processed up to 2.5 petabytes of data this month. Since October 2008, data traffic is up 233%.

The top 10 countries for Opera Mini usage are (in order): Russia, Indonesia, India, China, Ukraine, South Africa, United States, United Kingdom, Poland and Vietnam. The list is unchanged from the previous month.

Although Opera Mini saves people billions of dollars every year off their mobile phone bills, we created a calculator to show exactly how much you could save,” said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera. “Because Opera Mini compresses data by up to 90%, people everywhere can reduce the amount they pay each month for mobile data. By making the Web accessible and affordable on mobile devices, we can usher in a communications revolution on an unprecedented scale. Opera Mini is helping to spur this change, potentially affecting the lives of billions, not just by making mobile browsing possible, but by making it affordable, as well.”