Uganda gets new mobile watchdog

17 Aug 2010

A new body has been set up to protect the interests of mobile phone users in Uganda. A report from AllAfrica says that the Mobile Telephone Watchdog will help guard consumers against bad practice by the country’s cellular operators. Uganda’s wireless sector was home to more than 4.4 million subscribers at the end of June 2010 according to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database. MTN Uganda controls around 46% of the market, with Zain Uganda claiming around 19%, and Uganda Telecom and Warid Telecom accounting for approximately 16% each. The remaining 3% is split between Orange Uganda and I-Tel.