The deal will give Ghanaians one-click web access via Speed Dial shortcuts and Smart Page notifications from their favorite Vodafone portals, news and social-networking sites.
Vodafone Ghana holds around 8% of the total number of mobile subscribers in the country, and it believes this partnership will enhance access to the mobile web within the country, where many people are without computers, but where mobile-phone penetration is nearly 100%.
"We have seen incredible uptake of Opera Mini in Africa so far, and we look forward to building on that success with one of the region's leading mobile communications providers."Opera's August 2012 State of the Mobile Web report focused on Africa.
It showed how Ghanaians love to surf, with the top-ten sites browsed on mobile phones being Facebook, Google, Wikipedia, You Tube, Goal, Waptrick, Ghana Web, Twitter, and uk.
Opera enables more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to connect with the content and services that matter most to them.
Opera also helps publishers monetize their content through advertising and advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses, capitalizing on a global consumer audience reach that exceeds 1 billion.
The days of mobile phones simply being for calls and texting are long gone, with operators offering more types of content, including streaming media, video, entertainment, maps and gaming, as well as a host of other useful apps and tools."We are eager to bring the best web experience to Africa and working with Vodafone enables us to achieve that," says Lars Boilesen, CEO of Opera Software.
It is arguably the Biggest, Most anticipated, Most patronised and Most significant Entertainment event on the Ghanaian Social calendar.
Opera Mini is a highly customizable mobile web browser that is compatible with more than 3,000 different makes of handsets.
Operators, like Vodafone, can build their own user web experience with a co-branded Opera Mini solution, giving consumers a consistent experience, look and feel relevant to their market and operator of choice.
Opera Mini reduces the data delivered to any handset by up to 90%.For cost-conscious consumers, this means they can access the web more often, for the same price.