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Oct 29, 2009

State of the Mobile Web - by Opera

Last month, Opera released a report called State of the Mobile Web.

the report is really comprehensive, and some of the numbers may be interesting to learn about trends in mobile web.

Highlights
  • In addition to the usual increases in all three categories of growth (users, pages viewed and data consumed), Opera Mini achieved a major milestone in September 2009: passing the 2PB barrier of uncompressed data processed by Opera Mini in a month (based on a compression rate of up to 90%).
  • In September 2009, Nigeria fell off of the top 10 countries list, while Vietnam made its debut (as we predicted last month).
  • In this month’s report, we added two new categories of data for each of the highlighted countries: data transferred per user and data transferred per page-view.
  • In this month’s report, we looked at countries in the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). The top 11 countries using Opera Mini in the CIS are: Russia, Ukraine, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Uzbekistan, Moldova, Kyrgyzstan, Azerbaijan, Tajikistan and Turkmenistan.
  • Some numbers regarding the CIS: From September 2008 to September 2009, overall page views in the top 11 countries listed increased 133%. From September 2008 to September 2009, overall unique users in the top 11 countries listed increased 55%. From September 2008 to September 2009, overall data transferred in the top 11 countries listed increased 174%.
  • Growth rates in the CIS: Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan and Uzbekistan lead the top 11 countries in growth of unique users.
  • Nokia and Sony Ericsson are by far the most popular handset brands chosen by Opera Mini users in the CIS.
  • Users in the top 10 countries save up to 672 million USD per month, or over 8.1 billion USD per year.
  • On a monthly basis, users in the United States and the United Kingdom save the most money using Opera Mini, based on their usage and the average cost of browsing (per MB).

We can really learn some interesting facts from the following details:

- BlackBerry is not yet doing so great in the UK?
- Facebook is the most popular page in the UK? Before Google???
- CNN vs. BBC... OK that one was obvious...

OperaMiniReportUS

OperaMiniReportUK 

You can read the full Opera Mobile Web Report In here.

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