Yemen Mobile Billing and Messaging Overview


Billing Type: MO

Subscriptions: No

Micropayments: Yes

Shared Price Points: 50 YD

Dedicated Price Points: 45 YD, 50 YD, 200YD

Regulator: Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology

Approvals/Fees Required: Yes

Country Info

Population: 27,584,213

Subscribers: 24,100,000

Mobile Penetration Rate: 42%

Average Individual Income: $29,779

VAT Rate: 5%

Withholding Tax: 0%

Network Information:

Carriers: Subscribers: Market Share:
MTN Yemen 4,215,000 32.70%
Tele Yemen 4,100,000 31.80%
Yemen Mobile Phone 2,180,000 27.43%
Unitel Yemen 1,040,000 8.07%


Regulation Overview

Regulator: Ministry of Telecommunications & Information Technology

Opt-in Possibilities

Web (PIN) Opt-in: No

Single MO Shortcode Opt-in: Yes

Permitted Content

Adult Permissible: No

Mobile Gambling /mCasino (Real money): No

Sportsbook (Real money): No

Virtual Gambling (Virtual credit): Yes

Lottery (Real money): Yes

Competitions: Yes

Voting: Yes

Chat: Yes

Mobile Content: Yes

Info Messages: Yes

Alerts: No

Physical Goods: No

Charitable Services: Yes

Customer Care

Minimum Type Required: E-Mail (24hr Response)


Available Technologies

Premium MO SMS: Yes

Premium MT SMS: No

Direct Operator Billing: No

MSISDN Forwarding: No

Number Lookup (HLR): No

Number Lookup (VLR) /(RTLU): No

Push Messaging: Yes

USSD Messaging: No

USSD Menus (Sessions): No

Bulk Messaging

Alpha sender ID: Yes

Numeric sender ID: Yes

Alpha numeric sender ID: Yes

Shortcode sender ID: Yes

Sender IDs filtered: No

Handset Delivery reports: Yes

SMSC Delivery report: No

Binary: Yes

Concatenated Messages: Yes

Character Encoding: Yes   Full SMPP v3.4

Character Sets Supported: Yes   0×00(Default GSM encoding), 0×01(US-ASCII), 0×02(Binary), 0×03(ISO8859-1-Latin-1), 0×04(Binary), 0×08(UCS2/UTF-16BE)

Submit_multi: Yes

Maximum validity periods: 48 hours   Which is the recommended value.

Traffic type exclusions?: No exclusions other than no illegal services or content.