African mobile users have spent more than four million hours of reading books on their mobile phones in 2018. This milestone represents an increase of 32 per cent from the same time period last year.
Opera and Worldreader, a global nonprofit organization that believes everyone can be a reader, made this known on this year’s International Literacy Day.
Since the year 2015 Opera and Worldreader have been bringing free e-books to millions of mobile users in Africa through Opera Mini, the leading mobile browser in data compression.
The technology behind Opera Mini compresses text and images to 10 per cent of their original size, reducing data consumption and the cost of data on a mobile phone and allowing users to spend more time reading and downloading their favourite books when using Worldreader.