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Telecommunication in Yemen

Compared to the United States, Yemen is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +967, there were a total of 16.42 million connections in 2020. Among them were 15.18 million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.51 per person. In the US, , this figure is 1.1 mobile phones per person.

With about 33,206 webhosts, Yemen is below the world's average by population. At the end of 2020, 169 million of these, or about 1 percent, were secured with SSL or comparable encryption.

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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 2.1 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Yemen ranked 180th in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 0.60 Mbit/second was significantly lower (182nd place).
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Yemen comes 136th with a download speed of 7.9 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 5 Mbit was enough for 133rd place.

The Speedtest Global Index published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in July 2022 from 182 countries.

The following diagrams show the development of the various telephone and Internet connections as a percentage of the country's population. Values above 100% mean that, on average, every inhabitant has more than one connection.

Access to the Internet in Yemen from 1990 - 2019

Broadband internet in Yemen 2005 - 2020

Symbol image: cell towerYemen is lagging behind in the expansion of broadband Internet connections. Around 27% of all residents have access to the Internet. Around 1% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the former ISDN (more than 256 kbit/s). All fixed connections via DSL, cable or satellite were counted here, but not those connected to the Internet via mobile communications.

Landlines 1990 - 2020

Mobile phones 1990 - 2020

Distribution in 2020Yemen
Broadband users391,000.001.31 %121.18 m36.55 %
Landlines1.24 m4.16 %101.53 m30.63 %
Mobile cellulars15.18 m50.89 %351.48 m106.03 %

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