Kenya: 4 Times Faster Browsing in Kenya Due to Mombasa Opera Servers

Opera has set up new local servers in Mombasa, Kenya to increase browsing speed up to four times faster than before. Alluding to the fact that the Opera Mini browser will offer a faster experience to users when accessing their online content.

"Kenya is a hyper-connected country with 86% of its population already online. The challenge is supplying users with uninterrupted and quick internet connectivity," said Krystian Zubel, IT Director at Opera.

The new data servers are located in the iColo.io MBA1 data centre facility, chosen for its strategic location, ability to cool high-performance computing, and its local and international connectivity.

"We feel privileged to be supporting Opera in their African growth and efforts to improve connectivity across Kenya. Using our strong community of connectivity partners, content delivery networks and global networks in Mombasa, Opera can reach their end-users in the most reliable manner," said Ranjith Cherickel, CEO at iColo.io.

With the installation of the new local servers, according to the test results, the response time to servers has significantly improved, with a 4x increase in response time for users with the fastest network conditions. In addition, overall browsing has become even faster with the implementation of intelligent caching mechanisms.

By enabling the data compression technology of Opera Mini, and connecting to the local data server in Kenya, Opera will make every load page request faster, saving an a total of 4400 hours of time waiting for webpages to load.

This improvement comes on top of all the great speed gains already provided in Opera Mini.

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