Telecommunication in Benin
Compared to the European Union
, Benin is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +229, there were a total of 9.02 million connections in 2016. Among them were 8.89 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.82 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.
In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Benin is back. Around 12% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 1% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).
With about 491.00 webhosts, Benin is below the world's average by population. Back to overview: Benin
Development of telephone and internet connections
The following diagrams show the development of the different telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that on average every inhabitant has more than one subscription.
Spread of internet connections in Benin 1990 - 2016
Broadband internet in Benin 2002 - 2016
Landlines in the years 1991 - 2016
Mobile phones in Benin 1991 - 2016
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