Benin

Is there net neutrality regulation?

No.

Has any national regulator issued any regulation regarding zero rating?

No.

Is zero rating permitted by the national regulation or tolerated by the national regulator?

Yes.

Name of the operators implementing zero rating offerings:

MTN and Etisalat https://info.internet.org/en/story/where-weve-launched/

Are the operators zero-rating specific services (e.g. only Whatsapp) or classes of services (e.g. all instant messaging apps)?

‘Specific apps (under Facebook Free Basics Programme)

In case only specific services are zero rated, what are the zero rated services?

Facebook + specific (for-profit and non-for-profit) services included into the Free Basics agreement with Facebook and respecting the technical requirement established by the agreement MTN https://www.mtn.bj/ Etisalat http://www.etisalat.com/en/index.jsp

Is the zero-rated service throttled or blocked after the data volume is exceed?

No.

Is the user signing up for free (e.g. zero rated services are bundled with specific offerings) or is the zero rating offering?

The offering is for free.

Is the Content of Application  Provider paying to be zero-rated?

Not available.

Is the zero rating offering time-limited?

No.

Internet penetration level:

In Oct/2019, 32.2% of the population, per IWS.

Is there data protection regulation in the country?

Yes. Loi n° 2017-20 portant code du numérique en République du Bénin and LAW N° 2009-09 OF MAY 22, 2009 Dealing with the protection of Personally Identifiable Information (PII) in the Republic of Benin.

Name of the person providing information (optional):

Luca Belli.