Will be a good news for people living in Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and Kuwait that according to a new partnership between Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and the Wikimedia Foundation partnership, availing Wikipedia free of data charges on mobile devices customers. This means that the Wikipedia will be available to its 25 million mobile customers; both STC and Wikimedia Foundation will work towards providing access to the free and open knowledge available on Wikipedia.
“We are thrilled that STC has joined us in removing a major barrier to accessing Wikipedia on mobile phones. Improving access to the Wikimedia projects in the Arabic speaking world is a strategic priority for the Foundation, and this partnership is a step forward in our mission to enable everyone on the planet to access free knowledge,” said Kul Takanao Wadhwa, Head of Mobile, Wikimedia Foundation. “With Wikipedia Zero, the Wikimedia Foundation is able to provide free Wikipedia access to almost 230 million mobile users around the world. We’re very excited that STC is joining us in this mission.”