<CPOV> Free Wikipedia on Telenor phones in Asia

Maja van der Velden majava at ifi.uio.no
Mon Apr 23 20:18:49 CEST 2012


I was today at the Norwegian Go Open / Wikipedia Academy meeting today on Oslo.

Jimmy Wales arrived in the afternoon and received a pop star welcoming.

Later the Norwegian crown prince arrived as well the the Norwegian minister of international development. The Director Digital Services of Telenor (Norway's largest telecommunications company) announced that Telenor and Wikipedia had signed a deal providing free (no data traffic costs) access to Wikipedia for all of Telenor's 140 million customers in Asia. The plan is that this will be expanded to other Telenor customers in other countries. 

We all watched this video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_x7GBOsl1OU At around 1 min. 20 you see the Bangladeshi kids take an oath ...

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