Benin, very mobile but few connections

The data relating to digital development in Benin reveals a rift. While the numbers relating to the spread of mobiles portrays a positive situation, better compared to many other African countries, the figures for the Internet show a very underdeveloped situation. The penetration of mobiles on the population is 10.2% (source:, internet users stop at 5.3% (source: ITU). It is no coincidence that in the ranking on internet accessibility, compiled by the Alliance for Affordable Internet, Benin scores only 35 points, placing 38th out of 51 surveyed nations (17th out of 24, if the field is restricted only to Africa).