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Burkina Faso

Africa, Western Africa

Burkina Faso has low scores across the board in our report for the landlocked West African country. Burkina Faso is one of the world’s least developed countries so these results are perhaps unsurprising. Around a quarter of the population have access to the Internet and our Internet Resilience score is aligned with the average for Africa. Diversity of Internet service provision is poor and the Top Level Domain, .bf, is not secured. Burkina Faso has above average scores for IPv6 adoption, use of DNSSEC validation and ROA validation for IPv6.

Open Internet Environment

The open Internet allows people and organizations to mix and match technologies without permission and with minimal barriers. Sustaining and growing an open Internet helps to spur innovation and keep it fit for future applications. An open Internet is an accessible Internet – it is easy to connect to the open Internet and use its services.
Internet Use
Individuals using the Internet as a percentage of the total population
22%
Regional Rank: 40
39%
Africa avg.
Internet Resilience Score
A resilient Internet connection is one that maintains an acceptable level of service in the face of faults and challenges to normal operation
39%
Regional Rank: 13
35%
Africa avg.
Transit Provider Diversity
More diversity in routes to the global Internet improves connection resilience
Poor
Retail ISP Diversity
Diversity of retail Internet providers improves resilience and user choice
Poor
IXP Operator Market
A measure of the diversity and concentration of the local market for Internet Exchange Point operations
Popular Content Locality
A measure of how much locally popular web content is hosted in-country or in-region
22%
Regional Rank: 31
30%
Africa avg.

Globally Connected Infrastructure

The globally connected Internet is inclusive. It allows networks and users to interconnect without geographical restrictions. Increasing the connectivity of the Internet makes it more valuable to every participant, as a tool for communications, learning, commerce.
Networks Assigned
A measure of how many Internet networks are active here
29
48
Regional Rank: 17
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv6
A measure of how many Internet addresses are assigned here
1.0M
21.0M
Regional Rank: 18
Africa avg.
IPv6 Adoption
Enabling the Internet to support more users and more uses
12%
6%
Regional Rank: 8
Africa avg.
Internet Exchange Points
IXPs help strengthen local Internet connectivity, develop local Internet industry, improve competitiveness, and serve as a hub for technical activity
2
2
Regional Rank: 9
Africa avg.
Addresses Assigned IPv4
A measure of how many legacy addresses are assigned here
335.9k
2.2M
Regional Rank: 26
Africa avg.
Peering Networks
Peering networks help to keep Internet traffic local, provide faster connections, and improve the experience of the people relying on them
12
28
Regional Rank: 15
Africa avg.

Secure and Trustworthy Internet

A secure Internet is resistant to attacks on its infrastructure, delivering a robust service to its user community. A trustworthy Internet meets the expectations of its users by offering a resilient and reliable base for applications and services.
Naming Security Status
Adopting DNSSEC improves trustworthiness of Internet communications
.bf
DNSSEC Status Icon
Inactive
Naming Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet users are protected by DNSSEC
63%
Regional Rank: 26
56%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Adoption
A measure of how much local Internet providers are checking validity of connectivity information they receive from other networks
61%
Regional Rank: 6
18%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv4
Top 5
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
94%
Regional Rank: 5
38%
Africa avg.
Routing Security Coverage IPv6
One measure of how much local Internet network providers are securing their infrastructure
80%
Regional Rank: 23
55%
Africa avg.

The geographic boundaries and country names shown do not imply the expression of any opinion whatsoever on the part of the Internet Society concerning the legal status of any country, territory, city or area of its authorities. Regions and Sub-Regions are taken from the UN Standard Country or Area Codes for Statistical Use (Series M, No. 49).