1. larry1076's Avatar
    The fact that the Opera browser acts as middle man thru which the data passes before it reaches you, wouldn't that slow everything down? How can it compete with the rest of the browsers where it's a direct data connection?
    09-29-2016 11:23 PM
  2. ratsttam's Avatar
    It likely does introduce some latency, however the bandwidth in and out of Operas servers is sufficient to be unnoticeable. On top of that, their servers compress the data before sending it out. So you look at a site in say, Chrome, and that site would have a 15ms latency to it, but it's going to clock in at 3mb.
    Now through Opera, it might have a 25-55ms latency, but it's compressed down to 1mb. That 1mb will take much less time to download than 3, giving you a net gain in browsing speed, even though the initial leg of the journey actually takes longer.

    Their servers most likely also cache assets from sites, already compressed, so when you go to a page, their server already had a majority of the data already downloaded, giving an even greater gain in your end load times.
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    09-30-2016 01:54 AM
  3. Cooler299's Avatar
    It likely does introduce some latency, however the bandwidth in and out of Operas servers is sufficient to be unnoticeable. On top of that, their servers compress the data before sending it out. So you look at a site in say, Chrome, and that site would have a 15ms latency to it, but it's going to clock in at 3mb.
    Now through Opera, it might have a 25-55ms latency, but it's compressed down to 1mb. That 1mb will take much less time to download than 3, giving you a net gain in browsing speed, even though the initial leg of the journey actually takes longer.

    Their servers most likely also cache assets from sites, already compressed, so when you go to a page, their server already had a majority of the data already downloaded, giving an even greater gain in your end load times.
    Very Good Reply. Thanks for the information, I myself didn't knew this.
    09-30-2016 01:58 AM
  4. larry1076's Avatar
    That's a lot of data to handle. Who pays for this? They're basically Downloading the whole internet everyday!
    10-05-2016 01:21 AM

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