Aircel partners with Wikimedia Foundation

GK NEWS NETWORK

Srinagar, July 27: Aircel and the Wikimedia Foundation announced a partnership to offer Wikipedia on mobile phones without any data charges to Aircel customers.
 The alliance is aimed at making knowledge available on Wikipedia accessible to all Aircel customers in both rural and urban areas for free. This is the first service of its kind to formally launch in India.
 The partnership is part of the Wikimedia Foundation's Wikipedia Zero program, which focuses on reaching the billions of people around the world whose primary opportunity to access the internet is via a mobile device, the company in a statement said.
 This partnership between Aircel and the Wikimedia Foundation will help provide Wikipedia to 60 million new users in the region.
 Anupam Vasudev, Chief Marketing Officer for Aircel, said, “Through our alliance with the Wikimedia Foundation, Aircel is not only making internet services reach a wider audience, but also help encourage and enrich the lives of our customers by offering access to knowledge and information free of cost. We are excited about this partnership and hope this initiative will benefit all our customers from various age groups”.

Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 27 Jul 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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