By NY Staff
General Manager of Wireless Telecommunications Sadeq Mosleh recently reported that the number of internet service subscribers in Yemen has reached 160 thousand. He pointed out that only 900 thousand subscribe to landline phones, and this number is decreasing due to the increasing popularity of wireless phone plans through the companies Yemen Mobile and GSM. “This is not a phenomenon unique to Yemen; it is occurring all over the world,” he added.
Mosleh stated that institutions will hold projects for meeting the needs of subscribers and that the government will work to spread the service of wireless internet access. He added that the services will include rural areas as well.
Mosleh further described a plan to establish a new category of membership for low income subscribers who want low prices for internet, stating that this component of the initiative will be launched at the beginning of August.