Geographic Region (ITU/UN)
ISO 3166 Code
Benin, officially the Republic of Benin, and formerly Dahomey, is a country in West Africa. It is bordered by Togo to the west, Nigeria to the east, and Burkina Faso and Niger to the north.
In 2013, 78% of Benin households had mobile phones, 86% in urban areas and 69% in rural locations. According to latest ITU data (June 2017) 3G mobile coverage reaches 45% of the population, and 4G LTE accessible by approximately 23.9% of citizens.
Benin is a member of the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) and as such follows radio frequency harmonisation principles according to ITU-R Region-1. The regulatory body governing communications policy is the Autorité de Régulation des Communications Electroniques et de la Poste (ARCEP-BENIN), and the Haute Autorité de l'Audiovisuel et de la Communication is charged with regulating the country's radio frequency spectrum activities such as planning, allocations, and licencing.
National Mobile Network Operators
There are 4 mobile network operators servicing this region.