With increasing usage of mobile internet and rapid adoption of smartphones, Vietnam is now stepping into an era of mobile data explosion, according to a statement by Opera.
According to Opera's State of Mobile Web report, the number of Opera Mini users on Android in Vietnam increased 211% from July 2012 to July 2013, demonstrating the second-highest growth rate among countries in Southeast Asia.
The number of webpages viewed by Android and iOS users in Vietnam grew by 465% and 149%, respectively, from July 2012 to July 2013. These users consume mobile content at a rate at least three times higher than non-smartphone users do. More than half of all mobile data used in Vietnam is from consuming mobile video. Smartphones, tablets and laptops with data cards continue to proliferate, and consumers now expect to stream "over-the-top" content wherever they go, whenever they want it.
An Opera spokesperson said that Opera will present Rocket Optimizer, a cloud-based mobile video optimization tool, powered by Skyfire, at Vietnam Telecomp 2013, to be held from November 20-23 in HCMC, Vietnam.
The web browser company said it has worked with MobiFone and VinaPhone to provide the most affordable and flexible data plans in Vietnam, offering unlimited web browsing via co-branded Opera Mini browsers for low fees.