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Truecaller says mobile-first Africa shows great potential for growth

Internet, Mobile
The phonebook is a critical tool for billions of people who use it on a daily basis — but despite all of today’s advanced technology, little has been done to make the mobile experience more intelligent, relevant and personal. Truecaller is a service that transforms the phonebook with a set of smart features to make it all of these three things. Reports VentureBurn Co-founded by Nami Zarringhalam, Truecaller lets users identify unknown incoming calls — they can block calls they don’t want to receive. Zarringhalam, who is also the company’s chief strategy officer, believes that since the service is available on all major mobile platforms, the African region has strong growth opportunities because of its high smartphone penetration. Competitive edge According to Zarringhalam, the comp