We are working on a number of partnerships in Africa and Asia. We are also working closely
with a South African organization, the Praekelt Foundation, that we hope will help us put
an arrangement in place with the major South African carriers as well as others in the
region. Kul Wadhwa and Amit Kapoor are leading the Wikimedia Foundation's team on
this. If you come up with good connections speak with them and we'll see if we can
accelerate plans in South Africa.
Chief Global Development Officer
On Sunday, May 27, 2012 at 4:13 AM, Ian Gilfillan wrote:
I came across a headline today mentioning that
accessing Wikipedia in
Asia from a mobile phone is now free. A misleading headline, but it
pointed to a project to partner with mobile carriers to allow free
access to Wikipedia.
Here are some links about the project:
(Press release of Orange mobile partnership)
questions and answers)
It would be wonderful to implement with the carriers here. Does anyone
have contacts that could be approached with the idea?
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