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Russian cell phone subscribers to have free Facebook access

Facebook launches joint project with Russian mobile operators on free access to its website via cell phones.



Moscow: Facebook has launched a joint
project with Russian mobile operators on free access to its
website via cell phones, an official of the social networking
company said.

The Facebook Zero project was aimed at cooperating
with mobile operators, whose subscribers will have free access
to the Facebook mobile version, Henri Moissinac, chief of
Facebook Mobile, has said.

Facebook has already signed contracts with Russian
main mobile operators Beeline and MTS, RIA Novosti reported.

Last week, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg said the
social network`s team would make special efforts to gain an
audience in Russia, Japan, China and South Korea where it
traditionally had not enjoyed great popularity.

According to TNS Web Index, produced by the leading
international research company TNS Gallup Media, Facebook has
one million users in Russia, while its main competitor, the
Russian community network `VKontakte`, already has over 75
million users.

PTI

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