Benin

Benin: Where mobile users carry  3, 4, even 5 SIM cards to make a call
Benin: Where mobile users carry 3, 4, even 5 SIM cards to make a call 28 May 2009

The telecoms situation in Benin is unique. The array of mobile telephone enterprises established during Mathieu Kérékou’s regime has resulted in the average Beninese owning three, four, or even five SIM cards for their daily communication needs. Facilitated by corruption and skyrocketing prices, it was not until the arrival to power of the new president Yayi Boni in 2006 that reform in this sector began. Despite the current progress and lower prices, networks remain segregated and th...