Sparklist partners with Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan’s customers can now experience free download of the classifieds mobile app across the country

21 DECEMBER 2015, LAHORE & BERLIN

Sparklist, peer-to-peer classifieds mobile app that safely connects buyers and sellers in the same area, announces partnership with Telenor Pakistan, one of the largest and fastest growing 3G networks in Pakistan.

The collaboration between the two companies enables Telenor Pakistan customers to download and enjoy Sparklist completely for free. In addition, unlike on other downloading platforms, customers can download the app through Telenor App Store without the need for registering with a credit card.

With this partnership, user interaction and deals held inside Sparklist are expected to grow even more, thanks to Telenor Pakistan’s large and growing subscriber base of over 33.6 million and 3G penetration crossing 5.7 million subscriptions.

“Telenor Pakistan’s ambition of bringing Internet for All, providing services across urban and rural areas matches perfectly with the goal of Sparklist to be even more accessible to users across the country. We can offer a product that’s secure, practical and totally free of charges, enabling people to buy and sell in their area, no matter where they are”, says Nalla Karunanithy, founder of Sparklist.

Commenting on the partnership, Irfan Wahab Khan, Deputy CEO and Chief Marketing Officer, Telenor Pakistan said, “As we aim for empowering Pakistani people and ensuring their digital inclusion, partnership with Sparklist is a big step forward. Being a catalyst for the digital revolution that the country is undergoing, it is exciting for Telenor Pakistan to work with technology companies like Sparklist who bring to Pakistan an innovative approach in the mobile app market. We are hopeful that our valued customers can use and benefit from the free classifieds services that the Sparklist app offers.”

The announcement of the strategic partnership comes only six weeks after Sparklist’s launch in Pakistan. The app has been featured among the TOP 5 on the Google Play Store since then, aiming now to be just as successful on the Telenor App Store.

About Telenor Pakistan

Telenor Pakistan is a provider of high quality telecommunication services in Pakistan since 2005. It has over 33 million subscribers, over 3,000 employees and a nationwide network. Telenor also holds a majority share in Tameer Micro Finance Bank Limited. Telenor Pakistan is 100% owned by Telenor ASA and adds on to operations in Asia. For more information, please visit: www.telenor.com.pk.

About Sparklist

Sparklist is a peer-to-peer classifieds mobile app that safely connects buyers and sellers in the same area. Buyers can browse through different categories and find a wide variety of goods. Sellers list their products by snapping a photo with their smartphone and directly posting it, with price and description. As an additional feature, the platform allows customers to keep their contact details private. At Sparklist they can chat within the app, negotiate prices and build trust.

Get Sparklist here.

Available for free on the Telenor Apps, Google Play and soon on Apple App Store.

About Rocket Internet

About Rocket Internet

Rocket Internet incubates and invests in Internet companies with proven business models. It provides operational support to its companies and helps them scale internationally. Rocket Internet focuses predominantly on four industry sectors of online and mobile retail and services that make up a significant share of consumer spending: Food & Groceries, Fashion, General Merchandise and Home & Living. Rocket Internet’s selected companies are active in a large number of countries around the world with more than 28,000 employees. Rocket Internet SE is listed on the Frankfurt Stock Exchange (ISIN DE000A12UKK6, RKET). For further information please visit www.rocket-internet.com.

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