The Norwegian browser developer, Opera, and Mobile Telecommunications Network (MTN), have extended their partnership in Ghana, with the re-launch of a new Free Browsing program.
Under the new free browsing program, MTN customers in Ghana who have Opera Mini browser installed on their mobile devices will enjoy up to 1.5 GB of monthly free data for online purchases, checking on the latest news, or simply finding entertainment content they want or are interested in.
Opera Mini is a small, fast and powerful browser that comes with unique features such as Data Compression, Offline File Sharing and built-in Ad-blocker. Opera Mini also enables access to free eBooks through the World reader speed dial and the music catalogue of the Kenyan music-streaming service-Mdundo allowing users to stream or download music through the Opera Mini browser.
Currently, Opera Mini is the browser of choice for over a 100million people around the world who choose it over pre-installed browsers on Android mobile devices.
The free browsing package is capped to 50MB per day and it covers browsing only while video streaming and file download will attract normal data charges.
Sam Addo, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of MTN Ghana, made these known in a News Release issued in Accra on March 2, 2021.
According to Mr Addo, as MTN Ghana worked to become a Digital Operator, the company was conscious of the customer experience required for its digital services, adding that, together with Opera, MTN would equip its customers with access to more online content in order to keep them engaged with their devices without worrying too much about their data expenses.
He expressed excitement about the partnership with Opera and was hopeful for more offers to delight MTN’s customers.
On his part, according to the Release, ørgen Arnesen, EVP of Mobile Browsers at Opera expressed delight about partnership with MTN in Ghana and said he looked forward to bringing more people online in 2021. “At Opera we believe that access to the web should be a universal right, therefore, we decided to work with MTN in Ghana under the shared vision of bringing more people online by offering affordable access to the web through the Opera Mini browser”, Mr Arnesen added.
Source: G.D. Zaney, Esq.