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Telecommunication in Yemen

Compared to the European Union, Yemen is massively lagging behind in the development of telecommunications. Under the country code +967, there were a total of 16.55 m connections in 2019. Among them were 15.36 m million mobile phones, which corresponds to an average of 0.53 per person. In the EU, this figure is 1.2 mobile phones per person.

In the expansion of broadband Internet connections, Yemen is back. Around 27% of all residents have access to the Internet. Approximately 2% have their own fast Internet connection, which is at least faster than the previous ISDN (more than 2048 kbit/s).

With about 33,206 webhosts, Yemen is below the world's average by population.


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Development of telephone and internet connections

With an average download speed of 5.3 Mbit/second for fixed-network broadband internet, Yemen ranked 172nd in an international comparison. The upload rate of only 0.95 Mbit/second was significantly lower (175th place). The quality of the Internet, consisting of signal fluctuations (jitter) and latency, is very far ahead at 18th place.
In mobile internet, i.e. on tablets and smartphones, Yemen comes th with a download speed of 0 Mbit/second. The upload speed of around 0 Mbit was enough for th place.

The "Speedtest Global Index" published regularly by Ookla is based on several million individual measurements in Februar 2021 from 175 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 - 2019

Landlines 1990 - 2019

Mobile phones 1990 - 2019


Spreading in 2019Yemen
Total
Yemen
percent
EU
Total
EU
percent
Internet users7.79 m26.72 %382.31 m85.43 %
Broadband users469,000.001.61 %158.30 m35.37 %
Landlines1.19 m4.08 %165.48 m36.98 %
Mobile cellulars15.36 m52.66 %542.60 m121.25 %