Wikipedia unit signs with Orange


Orange and the Wikimedia Foundation, the non-profit organisation behind the web encyclopaedia Wikipedia, have teamed up to expand the reach of Wikimedia content through co-branded channels on Orange web portals.

Orange will provide customers in the UK, France, Spain and Poland with access to branded content from the Wikimedia Foundation.

Specific Wikipedia channels on Orange mobile and web portals will also be created, as well as links and widgets for Wikimedia information.

Orange audience line of business vice president Paul-François Fournier said: “We are committed to giving people maximum access to the widest range of digital technologies and to simplifying the way people use these technologies to access information. By bringing our customers a new way to access content from Wikipedia, we are delivering on this commitment.”

Wikimedia Foundation executive director Sue Gardner said: “Orange’s leadership in mobile and focus on innovation makes them an ideal partner to help us extend our reach. The Foundation welcomes partnerships that help us carry out our mission and that respect the valuable contributions of the Wikimedia community.”