Opera, MTN Ghana extend partnership with new ‘free browsing’ programme

Opera, MTN Ghana extend partnership with new ‘free browsing’ programme

Norwegian browser developer Opera and leading telecommunication operator, MTN, have announced extension of their partnership in Ghana.

To celebrate the extended partnership, both organisations have re-launched a new Free Browsing programme that provides MTN customers in Ghana up to 1.5 GB of free monthly data when they browse with the popular Opera Mini browser.

“We are glad to extend our partnership with MTN in Ghana and look forward to bringing more people online in 2021”,

Jørgen Arnesen, EVP of Mobile Browsers at Opera, said “access to the web should be a universal right,” hence their decision 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.”. 

MTN Ghana, in a statement, said customers who have Opera Mini installed on their mobile devices will be able to “start browsing for free.”

“With free browsing, MTN customers can make more online purchases, check on the latest news or simply find entertainment content they want or are interested in. As MTN Ghana works to become a Digital Operator, we are conscious of the customer experience we deliver in our digital services,” it stated.

Sam Addo, Chief Enterprise Business Officer of MTN Ghana said the company, together with Opera, would provide customers access to more online content so they remain engaged with their devices “without worrying too much about data expenses.”

“We are excited about this partnership with Opera and we look forward to more offers to delight our customers”, he added.

Opera Mini is a small, fast and powerful browser. It comes with unique features such as Data Compression, Offline File Sharing and built-in Ad-blocker.

Opera Mini enables access to free eBooks through the Worldreader 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.

It has over the years become the browser of choice for over a 100 million people around the world who choose it over pre-installed browsers on Android mobile devices.

MTN said customers who were not yet Opera Mini users, could download the application for free on Google Play Store. 

“The free browsing package is capped to 50MB per day and it covers browsing only. Video streaming and file download will attract normal data charges,” the statement added.

By Spectator Reporter

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