Operator is expected to use Tanzania as a path for further investment in Africa.
Mobile arm, Mtel, also up for sale
Foreign companies, mainly from China, have been winning huge contracts and cutting out local competition, sometimes via bribery
Internet also drives entertainment and media spending in Nigeria and Kenya
Sale will put pressure on smaller operators
Fake handsets have a significant impact on legitimate manufacturers, official says
A 'digital transaction culture,' a creative renaissance in software development, and increasing mobile sales fuel money service.
Africa's appetite for mobile Internet services has been growing steadily over the past few years.
Google is providing the World Bank, governments, and U.N. agencies access to Google Map Maker geospatial data and detailed map information.
The government of Malawi has shut down news websites and social media networks including Twitter and Facebook and has blocked signals from radio stations in a bid to stop the coordination of demonstrations that have so far left more than 18 people dead.
Unsuspecting Africans are being swindled by scammers planting malware in the guise of Bin Laden news.
Handset makers are competing for the data-enabled African mobile market