Uninor is now going to provide free Wikipedia access to its subscribers in the country. According to the reports, one of the largest telecom company in India, in an attempt to promote online education, will provide free access to such websites for a period of six months.
Uninor currently has 45 million users, and providing them with free access to the Wikipedia will not only open the door to the immense knowledge but will also promote the Internet learning in the country.
Uninor’s chief executive officer Vivek Sood said that the company will be able to put this knowledge intense repository in the hands of masses to empower our society. Uninor will be adding new plans to promote it even further, he added. However, for the areas that aren’t within company’s reach, Uninor will be taking help of students, teachers and educational institutes to help people know more about it.
Commenting on this, Carolynne Schloeder, director of Mobile Partnerships at the Wikimedia Foundation said that the Uninor is doing an excellent job, and free access to the Wikipedia will allow users to learn a lot, which wouldn’t have been possible otherwise.
However, Uninor isn’t the only company to provide such plans in the country. A few days ago, Reliance also partnered with the Facebook as a part of the social networking giant’s initiative — Internet.org.
With Internet.org, users in the Reliance network will be able to access the entire Internet freely. Not only the YouTube or Google, but Reliance subscribers will get access to almost every website under the Internet.org program.
Today, Internet has become an essential element of every work we do, and every message we communicate. However, out of seven billion people on this Earth, a majority do not have access to Internet or even proper communication mediums.
Google is also contributing a lot provide free Internet and connectivity to those living in remote areas with the Project Loon, which involves carrying equipment high in the sky with the help weather balloons to provide Internet connectivity.