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Yemen Communications


Since unification, efforts have been underway to upgrade the country's telecommunications infrastructure. Two-way radio links Yemen directly with Cairo and Rome. Telephone and telegraph facilities are available in major cities, and a modern dial telephone system has been installed in Sana, Ta'izz, and Al-Hudaydah. There were about 291,359 mainline telephones in 1999. In 2000, there were an additional 32,042 cellular phones in use.

The government operates several radio stations and two television networks, one of them partly commercial. As of 1999, there were 4 AM and 1 FM station and 7 television broadcast stations. In 2000, Yemen had 65 radios and 283 television sets for every 1,000 people. In 2001, there were 14,000 Internet subscribers.


Telephones - main lines in use
900,000 (2006)

Telephones - mobile cellular
2.075 million (2006)

Telephone system
general assessment: since unification in 1990, efforts have been made to create a national telecommunications network
domestic: the national network consists of microwave radio relay, cable, tropospheric scatter, and GSM cellular mobile telephone systems
international: country code - 967; satellite earth stations - 3 Intelsat (2 Indian Ocean and 1 Atlantic Ocean), 1 Intersputnik (Atlantic Ocean region), and 2 Arabsat; microwave radio relay to Saudi Arabia and Djibouti

Radio broadcast stations
AM 6, FM 1, shortwave 2 (1998)

1.05 million (1997)

Television broadcast stations
7 (plus several repeaters) (1997)

470,000 (1997)

Internet country code

Internet hosts
171 (2006)

Internet Service Providers (ISPs)
1 (2000)

Internet users
220,000 (2005)





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