Yemen - Telecoms, Mobile and Broadband - Statistics and Analyses 2017 - Research and Markets

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Civil Unrest in Yemen Has Created a Challenging Environment for Telecoms Operators

The short-term outlook remains difficult for the telecoms operators in Yemen. The challenging environment which currently exists is a result of the ongoing conflict between opposing parties which flared again in late 2014 and continues today. In 2017 international concern is mounting regarding the growing humanitarian issues in Yemen, with famine and food shortages rising, along with a severe cholera outbreak.

The unrelenting military activity has impacted heavily upon Yemen's economy as well as reportedly causing severe destruction to the country's infrastructure, including telecommunications equipment. Telecoms operators also face the challenge of a market which is inhibited by the lack of an independent regulator.

Key Developments:

  • Over 80% of the population is reportedly in need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen.
  • There have been reports that a significant amount of Yemen's telecoms infrastructure services is no longer operational due to being destroyed or damaged as part of the civil fighting.
  • MTN Yemen had its operating licence renewed until December 2017.
  • In mid-2016, it was announced that TeleYemen had joined a consortium that would see the build-out of a new submarine cable, due for completion in 2018. Known as the Djibouti Africa Regional Express (DARE) initiative, the cable will link Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia, Somaliland, Yemen and Djibouti.
  • Yemen citizens are faced with high telecom service costs along with heavy subsidies for items such as fuel.
  • Prepaid services have been instrumental in encouraging mobile take up by the mass market.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive summary

2. Key statistics

3. Country overview

4. Telecommunications market

5. Regulatory environment

6. Fixed network operators in Yemen

7. Telecommunications infrastructure

8. Broadband access market

9. Digital economy

10. Digital media

11. Mobile communications

Companies Mentioned

  • TeleYemen
  • Public Telecommunications Corporation (PTC)
  • Yemen Mobile
  • SabaFon
  • MTN Yemen
  • Y Telecom
  • Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC)
  • DARE submarine cable consortium

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Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Broadband, Mobile Networks

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Laura Wood, Senior Manager
press@researchandmarkets.com
For E.S.T Office Hours Call 1-917-300-0470
For U.S./CAN Toll Free Call 1-800-526-8630
For GMT Office Hours Call +353-1-416-8900
Related Topics: Telecommunications and Networks, Broadband, Mobile Networks