MTN Yemen Offers Voice via SMS Service
Published on: 19th Aug 2008
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MTN Yemen has selected a Voice via SMS (VVS) solution from Apliman Technologies, which offers a 'speak and Listen' messaging method that allows a subscriber to exchange short customer to customer audio messages.
"We looked to Apliman Technologies to provide our Voice SMS solution. This would take MTN Yemen a step closer to providing real customer benefit," said Mr. Walid Akkaoui, Chief Marketing Officer, MTN Yemen.
MTN Yemen was established in September 2000 as a GSM company under the brand name Spacetel Yemen - which was part of Investcom group.
The company ended Q1 '08 with some 1.6 million customers - according to figures from the Mobile World subscriber database. This represents a market share of around 34%. The country itself has four active mobile networks, with two moribund operators, and a population penetration level of just over 20%.