In pictures:Building Africa's mobile highway
Base station

The average mobile phone base station can cost in excess of $200,000 (106,000) to build, according to Vodacom Tanzania.

This uncompleted tower, on a hilltop above the village of Kibundo, is due to start operating in December.

Made up of more than 70 tonnes of steel, it stretches 50m into the sky, dominating the local landscape.

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