Zimbabwe ranked fastest-growing internet market


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Zimbabwe ranked fastest-growing internet market

By Alfonce Mbizwo, Harare, Zimbabwe

A report by the world’s leading mobile internet browser, Opera for June/July 2011 has ranked Zimbabwe as Africa’s fastest growing market.

In its State of Mobile report it said the top 10 countries using Opera on mobile devices were Nigeria, South Africa, Kenya, Ghana, Sudan, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Ethiopia, Zambia and Morocco.

Zimbabwe and Morocco led the top 10 countries of the region in terms of page view growth while Zimbabwe and Ethiopia topped the region in growth of unique users.

Zimbabwe along with Morocco also led the region in growth of data transferred with the Southern African nation topped in page views per user, with each user browsing 713 pages on average each month.

For Zimbabwe’s relatively small population of 13 million (compared to Nigeria with 156 million and South Africa with 49 million people, this is seen as indicative of a huge desire for value added services and relevant content.

The most popular sites were Facebook, Google, YouTube, Yahoo and Wikipedia.

In the top 10 countries, out of the 100 handsets listed the report said, 89 of them were Nokia, 7 of them were Samsung, 1 was a Sony Ericsson, 1 was an Alcatel, 1 was an Apple and 1 was an LG.


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