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DiGi First in Malaysia to Deliver Wikipedia Zero

By Michael Low - on 21 May 2012, 1:42pm

DiGi First in Malaysia to Deliver Wikipedia Zero

In line with DiGi's 'Internet For All' initiative, DiGi customers will be able to enjoy the content of Wikipedia Zero on the DiGiLive Zero portal without any data charges*. The ultra-lightweight version of Wikipedia offers text-only content for a faster mobile browsing experience.

This latest initiative to drive relevant mobile content among Malaysians is a result of a global partnership between Telenor Group and Wikimedia Foundation announced on 28 February 2012.

“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," said Praveen Rajan, Head of Internet & Services, DiGi.

This latest initiative is part of Wikimedia Foundation's mobile strategy to reach billions of people around the world whose primary Internet activity is via a mobile device.

“With Wikipedia Zero available in hundreds of languages including BM, Chinese and Tamil, DiGi is now able to reach out to more communities who prefer to read in their native language,” Praveen concluded.

The DiGi-Opera Mini browser utilizes a unique compression technology that gives users up to 90% faster surfing experience, enabling non-smartphone DiGi customers to enjoy the full mobile Internet experience at a faster and more affordable way. As of today, DiGi has recorded the highest number of Opera Mini users in Malaysia.

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