Telenor is set to provide Wikipedia Zero integration on its mobile phone networks when it launches later this year, giving people in Myanmar free access to information from the open source platform.
The Norwegian telco, one of the two international firms to be granted operating licences in last year’s hotly-contested government tender, intends to launch SIM card distribution in September this year.
The Wikipedia Zero program allows Wikipedia content (both English and Myanmar) will be accessible without data charges, from anywhere in Myanmar within range of the Telenor network.
The open source platform will support Myanmar fonts, making information on a broad range of topics available on an unprecedented scale.
Source: MYANMAR TIMES