WikipediaWikipedia Zero, a project launched by the Wikimedia Foundation to offer free mobile access to Wikipedia in emerging countries, has officially arrived in India via a partnership with Aircel, India’s seventh largest mobile network operator (including GSM and CDMA). Even with a market share of only around 7%, given that India is among the world’s most populous country with more than a billion people, this still represents more than 60 million Aircel subscribers which is sizable extension to the Wikipedia Zero initiative. “It is our mission to provide free access to knowledge for everyone in the world,” says Amit Kapoor Senior Manager, Mobile Partnerships, at the Wikimedia Foundation. “It’s only fitting then that today we announced our first Wikipedia Zero partnership launch in India, the world’s second most populous country.”

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