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Yemen SMS Guidelines

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Yemen Country Overview

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Middle East

International Country Code


Mobile Country Code


ISO Code


Mobile Operators

Yemen has three main mobile operators:

  • Spacetel
  • Sabafon
  • Yemen Mobile.


Service Guidelines


Mobile Number Portability (MNP)


Service offered (SC/LC)

The services offered are dependent on the operator:

  • Sabafon: supports local numeric sender IDS
  • Spacetel (MTN): support local numeric sender ID
  • Yemen Mobile: only supports registered alpha sender ID.

Does customer need to have shared/dedicated SC?


2 Way Services (MO/MT)


Handset Delivery Receipts






Supported encoding


Unicode Support



TPOA (Sender ID)

All forms of TPOA are supported subject to country specific regulations.

Dynamic TPOA available?

This is dependent on the operator, only Sabafon and Spacetel (MTN) support alpha dynamic while for Yemen Mobile all alpha sender IDs need to be registered.

TPOA Registration needed and what are the average delays?

Sender registration possible - but expect delays due to the ongoing political situation.

Specific TPOA comments



 Regulatory Compliance


Differentiation between Marketing vs Transactional traffic?


Opt-in/Opt-out requirements


Regulatory Information

It is the customer’s responsibility to comply with all the rules and regulations as stated in the Code of Conduct and as specified by the operators themselves. Please refer to the material published by the relevant regulatory bodies.

Due to the ongoing political situation there may be times that there are power failures, which could result in telecoms blackouts and messages not being delivered.

Further References

The following industry body websites also contain useful information which may be of interest to the customer:

  • The Ministry of Telecommunications and Information Technology (MoTIT):

SAP Digital Interconnect Contact


Disclaimer: The Country SMS Guidelines do not constitute legal advice. By providing you with these Country SMS Guidelines, SAP Digital Interconnect makes no assurances regarding the legal compliance of your use of the SAP Digital Interconnect services and any application built using SAP Digital Interconnect’s APIs, nor about the correctness or completeness of these Country SMS Guidelines, and SAP reserves the right to at any time amend or withdraw the Country SMS Guidelines. These Country SMS Guidelines do not relieve you from educating yourself about, and abiding by, all compliance obligations applicable to your specific use of the SAP Digital Interconnect services and any application built using SAP Digital Interconnect’s APIs.


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Shahzad Ismail
Community Manager – SAP Digital Interconnect
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