Telecommunication in Burkina Faso

Compared to the European Union, Burkina Faso is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +226, there were a total of 15.48 million connections in 2016. Among them were 15.40 million million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.83 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Burkina Faso is back. Around 14% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 0% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 1,795.00 webhosts, Burkina Faso is below the world's average by population.


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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 Burkina Faso 1990 - 2016




Broadband internet in Burkina Faso 2002 - 2016




Landlines in the years 1990 - 2016




Mobile phones in Burkina Faso 1990 - 2016




Spreading in 2016 Burkina Faso
Total
Burkina Faso
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users 2.60 m 13.96 % 413.91 m 80.94 %
Broadband users 8,650.00 0.05 % 169.43 m 33.13 %
Landlines 75,727.00 0.41 % 211.93 m 41.44 %
Mobile cellulars 15.40 m 82.61 % 630.13 m 123.23 %