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Sabafon was the first GSM Network operator in Yemen, launched in February 2001.


Sabafon Logo and Slogan[edit]

Slogan: "أصالة و تواصل", (Arabic slogan, pronounced: SABAFON ... Hamzatulwasl) meaning SABAFON... the link.


The company organization is represented by, Sheikh Hamid al-Ahmar - the chairman of the company and other management and executive staff (CEO, HR, Technical staff, Sales and maraketing, etc.).


SabaFon consists of five main partners.

The main partners are:

Al-Ahmar Group[edit]

A well known local holding entity possessing numerous companies in various fields of business activities in Yemen. Their companies vary from Bank, Oil, Power, Agencies, Franchise, Telecommunications, Fish, Airlines, Travel, Shoes, Cloths, and Food and Beverages.

Key Personnel: Hamid Al-Ahmar - Chairman of the Board Tarik Al-Haidary - CEO Ali Naji - CFO Mohammed Khawlani - PMO


Is Bahrain’s leading Telecommunication Company. Serving both the corporate and consumer markets in the most liberalized and competitive market in the Middle East, Batelco sells telecommunications in Bahrain and MENA.

With significant operations in Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait and Egypt, the Batelco Group provides voice and data services over fixed, wireless, and internet platforms, systems integration and enterprise solutions to Government and Corporate clients.

Hayel Saeed Anam & Co. Ltd.[edit]

Hayel Saeed Anam & Co. Ltd. is A local well known group, which provides a variety of services through their Industrial, Commercial, Agriculture, Fishery, Animal wealth, Hotels, Health, Banks, and Insurance Companies.

Consolidated Constructors International company S.A.L. (CCC)[edit]

One of the leading international construction companies worldwide, CCC has multiple infrastructure investments in Yemen and around the world.

Network information[edit]

The company declare it covers 68% of Yemen's population and will continue its hard efforts to roll out into new places and regions in Yemen. The Existing Network includes:

  • Switches: Siemens (EWSD) Version SR9
  • Radio Base station: Siemens Motorola
  • Billing System: Protek
  • Microwave Equipment: Siemens Nokia
  • Operating frequency: 900 MHz

The planned network (2008 Plan) includes:

  • Switches: Siemens, NSN
  • Radio Base station: Siemens NSN Huawei
  • Billing System: Protek
  • Microwave Equipment: Siemens Nokia
  • Operating frequency: 900 MHz, 1800 MHz

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