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DiGi first in Malaysia to deliver Wikipedia Zero

May 23, 2012
Tan Ming Sin

23 May 2012 – DiGi, in partnership with Telenor Group and Wikimedia Foundation announced the opening of the Wikipedia Zero on the DiGiLive Zero portal. By accessing the Opera Mini browser, DiGi customers can surf the contents of Wikipedia Zero without any data charges until further notice. The Wikipedia Zero will be an ultra-lightweight site with text-only content. DiGi claims that the Wikipedia Zero site is now available in more than 250 languages, including English, Malay, Chinese, Tamil, Indonesian, Bangladesh, Nepalese and Burmese.

Praveen Rajan Head of Internet & Services at DiGi says "This latest partnership has put DiGi in pole position, making us the first telco to offer Wikipedia Zero service in Malaysia; In fact, we are the first affiliate company in the Telenor Group to do so. We applaud the Wikimedia Foundation to make information freely available on the Internet and on mobile platforms. We share their goal of making knowledge more accessible to everyone. With Wikipedia Zero available in hundreds of languages including Bahasa Malaysia, Chinese and Tamil, DiGi is now able to reach out to more communities who prefer to read in their native language."

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