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Truecaller in talks with Airtel for Africa venture

Truecaller is seeking to roll out a version of the app that works with 2G phones

Loni Prinsloo | Bloomberg  |  Johannesburg 

Swedish phone-app developer True Software Scandinavia AB is in talks with wireless operators including Bharti Airtel  to expand its fast-growing Truecaller spam-filtering service in Africa. Truecaller is seeking to roll out a version of the app that works with 2G phones, Chief Commercial Officer Ted Nelson said in an interview in Cape Town on Wednesday. About 70 per cent of cell users in Africa use so-called service phones — devices that aren’t classed as smartphones. The company already has more than 50 million customers on the continent using the more advanced ...

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First Published: Fri, November 10 2017. 00:00 IST
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