Econet Wireless, Buja Express, and Opera Software are offering phone subscribers one million days of free mobile internet through Opera’s sponsored web pass which allows operators to package their data in a user-friendly way.
Econet users will be able to activate their free day of internet by going to webpass.opera.com using Opera Mini on the Econet Wireless network to access 40,000 passes daily.
At the click of a button, users can get online and explore what the mobile internet has to offer.
The founder and C.E.O of Buja Express, Chris Brandon, who spoke on the development, said: “As a company committed to providing engaging online content for Burundians, we are thrilled to also provide them with a day of mobile internet.”
With over 7 million Opera Mini users in Burundi, 3 million Econet subscribers and more than 4 million monthly Bujaexpress.com readers, the collaboration is a unique opportunity to bring mobile users online for the first time.
The vice president, Africa for Opera Software, Richard Monday, said that whilst Nigeria’s mobile penetration is rapidly expanding, mobile data usage is still low at around 38 per cent.