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  • Afghanistan: In Afghanistanmarker, the Canadian INGO Peace Dividend Trust launched a free online directory with over 2700 verified and registered Afghan enterprises in late 2006. The goal is to make the Afghan marketplace easier to navigate for buyers operating in Afghanistan in order to promote local procurement.


  • Africa: In Africa, the most comprehensive business directory is YelloPagesAfrica published by Yellopages Development Company Limited. It is an online business directory at www.yellopagesAfrica.com. It ia an interactive online business directory with a mission to integrate Africa businesses. It covers the entire Africa continent and operates on a do-it-yourself basis.


  • Albania: In Albaniamarker, the directory is called Flete te Verdha - Albanian Yellow Pages which is a registered trademark belonging to Maxidisk SH.P.K Group and Fleteteverdha sh.p.k from Tirana.


  • Algeria: In Algeriamarker, the Yellow Pages business directory is published in French as Les Pages Jaunes. It is also available online in English and in French.


  • Anguilla: In Anguillamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Anguilla Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.anguillayp.com.


  • Armenia: In Armeniamarker, the Spyur business directory was first published in 1993 in Russian as a copy of the Russian Yellow Pages. By 2000, the directory was also available offline on CD as well as online. The directory currently has a distribution of 5000 copies and is printed in English, Armenian and Russian. Spyur also has agreements with numerous international online yellow pages organisations as well as Kompass International to share data. The directory is distributed free to each business which pays for advertisements and is also available to the public for a fee.


  • Aruba: In Arubamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Aruba Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.arubayp.com and to mobile subscribers at yp2go.aw.




The yellow pages used to be the pink pages, which is now the colour of a competitor. There is also a coloured pages competitor.


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  • Bahrain: In Bahrainmarker, the business directory is published by Primedia International BSC (c) and titled Bahrain Yellow Pages. Primedia International signifies a fundamental move away from the traditional business directories to new print & online media. It is also available online at Bahrain Yellow Pages


  • Barbados: In Barbadosmarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Barbados Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.barbadosyp.com and on mobile devices at yp2go.bb.


  • Bangladesh: In Bangladeshmarker, the online directory is published by Rising Star and titled Online Business Directory, Yellow Pages. It available online at www.addressbazaar.com


  • Belarus: In Belarusmarker, the directory is titled Business-Belarus (Russina), it is also available online. There is an alternative directory, called Belarus XXI vek (Belarus XXI century), which is analogue to Yellow Pages; it is also available online.


  • Belgium: In Belgiummarker, the directory is titled Pages d'Or (golden pages) (French) or Gouden Gids (golden guide) (Dutch), and is distributed free to each telephone subscriber, it is also available online.


  • Bonaire: In Bonairemarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Bonaire Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.bonaireyp.com.


  • Brazil: In Brazilmarker, the directory is titled Páginas Amarelas and is distributed free to each telephone subscriber. Available online by DYK Internet S/A.


  • British Virgin Islands: In the British Virgin Islandsmarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled British Virgin Islands Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.britishvirginislandsyp.com.


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  • Canada: In Canadamarker, the company Yellow Pages Group owns the trademarks Yellow Pages and Pages Jaunes. It produces and distributes directories in both English and French. Yellow Pages Group is the market leader in print and online commercial directories and one of the largest media companies in Canada, producing the official directories of Bell Canada, Telus, Aliant, MTS, and others. Saskatchewanmarker's SaskTel, through subsidiary DirectWest, is believed to be the last major ILEC to publish its own directories. Competitive local directory publishers, such as PhoneGuide or DirectWest's operations in Manitoba and Alberta, usually include commercial directories on yellow paper.


  • Cayman Islands: In the Cayman Islandsmarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Cayman Islands Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.caymanislandsyp.com and on mobile devices at yp2go.ky.


  • China: In Chinamarker, the modern yellow pages industry was started in the late 1990s with the formation of two international joint ventures between US yellow pages publishers and China’s telecom operators, namely: a joint venture started in Shenzhen between RHDonnelley and China Unicom (later including Hong Kong’s PCCW and InfoSpace); and a joint venture between China Telecom Shanghai and what later came to be known as the yellow pages operations of Verizon. Later, another mainly state-owned telecom operator, China Netcom began to produce, either directly or on a sub-contracted basis, yellow pages in selected cities around the country. By early 2005, there were a number of independent local and international yellow pages operators in numerous cities including Yilong Huangbaoshu, based in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province with operations in Hangzhou and Ningbo. However, there is no nation-wide Yellow pages in any format and only some international-trade related businesses including INBIT (USA), CHINAPAGES.COM and ALIBABA.COM (Chinese) are running some kind of national online databases based on business lists not from telephone companies. China Yellow Pages is also a common-place for finding manufacturers and exporters from China.


  • Colombia: In Colombiamarker, the standard yellow and White Pages are published and distributed every year free of charge by Publicar, a Colombian subsidiary company of Carvajal, which also publishes and distributes yellow and white pages in other Latin American countries.




  • Cuba: In Cubamarker, the equivalent online directory is titled Paginas Amarillas, with information on the whole of Cuba.






  • Czech Republic: In the Czech Republicmarker and Slovakiamarker, the directory is titled Zlaté stránky (golden pages), published by Mediatel, Prague and is distributed free to each telephone subscriber, usually in exchange for its previous version.


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  • Denmark: In Denmarkmarker, the directory is titled De Gule Sider is distributed free to each subscriber, by TDC Forlag. Alternative directories are Krak and Gulex.dk by Advista.


  • Dominica: In Dominicamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Dominica Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.dominicayp.com.


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  • Egypt: Egypt Yellow Pages Ltd is the official publisher of Yellow Pages branded products in Egypt. Egypt Yellow Pages Ltd is the exclusive owner of the Yellow Pages, and Walking Fingers & Design, YellowPages.com.eg trademarks in Egypt and is supported by over 400 employees and 15 regional offices throughout Egypt. Yellow Pages distribution will surpass 390,000 print directories in 2009 as well as deliver many millions of page views on in [YellowPages.com.eg] Mobile and Online electronic properties.


  • Europe: For whole Europe, the European Yellow Pages apply. The European Yellow Pages is an effort of providing harmonized data to different language environments through keeping the character of having localized search capabilities on a regional level. Harmonizing data in this context means providing information to global users mainly in English and to local users in their native language.


  • Europe: For Europe the directory Yellobook.eu is providing information about many branches and companies all around 33 major European countries.


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  • Finland: In Finlandmarker, the directories are called Keltaiset sivut, Eniro.fi and Teloos.fi


  • France: In Francemarker, Yellow Pages are referred to as Pages Jaunes. They are distributed free by Pagesjaunes.fr, a company affiliated with France Télécom. pagesjaunes.com, the .com version of Pages Jaunes, was the issue of a major court case at WIPO; the original registrant, an individual from Los Angeles, won against France Télécom. This court decision defended by the Parisian Lawyer, Andre Bertrand, was path-setting for the whole European Yellow Pages industry, as it decided that the phrase "Yellow Pages" cannot be considered the property of a single company. Previously, many former state monopoly telecom companies outside the US had tried to ban competition by claiming the term "yellow pages", or the translation of "yellow pages" into the vernacular, as their exclusive trademark. Vivendi Universal moved to enter the French Yellow Pages market in 2001 with scoot.fr, but the attempt was a killed by a reorganisation of the struggling company. www.yellowpages.fr is edited by www.phonebookoftheworld.com. Another French editor of Yellow Pages is Bottin. More competition is expected in November 2005 from the liberalisation of "12", the former unique "4-1-1" number of Renseignements Telephoniques, French for Directory Inquiry. In November 2006 France Télécom sold its majority participation in www.pagesjaunes.fr to Mediannuaire.
    In August 2007 www.pagesjaunes.com finally became active giving France 2 different Pages Jaunes, this creating agitation at www.pagesjaunes.fr which reshaped their site and started a massive advertisement campaign all over France.


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  • Georgia: In Georgia, the directory is called ყვითელი ფურცლები and published by "Yellow Pages Tbilisi" Ltd.


  • Germany: In Germanymarker, a directory titled Die Gelben Seiten is distributed free to each subscriber, by the Deutsche Telekom, owner of T-Mobile. Other Yellow pages are edited by Go Yellow.de, Klicktel.de and Gelbex.de. In 2006 a lawsuit with the Deutsches Patentamt denied the validity of the German Trademark "Gelbe Seiten" which in fact is the German translation of the universal expression "Yellow Pages". Klaus Harisch, an Internet Pioneer from Munich and founder of Go Yellow.de had spent over 7 Million Euros on Lawyer Fees to fight for the cancellation of the German "Gelbe Seiten" trademark. Deutsche Telekom had also registered "Yellow Pages" as a German trademark which they lost at the same time. On a European Level Deutsche Telekom had failed to register "Gelbe Seiten Deutschland" or "Yellow Pages Germany" as a Euro Trademark with OMPI.


  • Greece: In Greecemarker, Yellow Pages are called "Xrysos Odigos" that can be translated as "The Golden Guide".


  • Grenada: In Grenadamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Grenada Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.grenadayp.com.


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  • India In Indiamarker, the national telcom company BSNLmarker dominated the yellow pages publishing and distribution until the liberalisation of the telecom sector. GETIT Infomediary Ltd, established in 1986, is the largest publisher of phone books and Yellow Pages in India. It began and made popular the concept of Yellow Pages in India under the name Getit Yellow Pages. The company prints over 5 million directory copies, which is equal to about 80 per cent of all official telephone directories in India. A Private company, Infomedia Yellow Pages also operates in this space. And in the online yellow Pages section Sulekha has user generated listings.


  • Indonesia: In Indonesiamarker, the telecommunication company Telkom with PT. Infomedia Nusantara (one of its subsidiaries), regularly publishes phone books. The company is providing directory, call centre, and content services since 1984. The phone books consisted of white pages and yellow pages, which are published in hard and soft copies.


  • Iran: In the Islamic Republic of Iranmarker, the directory is called 'The first book' www.ketabeavval.ir or in Persian 'Keta:b e Avval'. This directory divides into different sections such as Directory of Businesses, jobs and maps and city guides. There is an official YellowPages in Iran called 'YellowPages.Iran' www.yellowpage.co.ir. The site is owned and published by Iranian Yellow Page company. It is been developed in Persian and English languages, and contains different categories and locations of Iran. There is also an unofficial company that runs 'The Iran Yellow Pages' www.iranyellowpages.net. This directory is published by Moballeghan Publishing and Advertising Company (1986) with the cooperation of The Trade Promotion Organization of Iran.


  • Ireland:In the Republic of Irelandmarker, the directory is called Golden Pages and is published by Truvo Ireland. Truvo Ireland is a specialised sales and marketing company focusing on local search and advertising products.




  • Israel: In Israelmarker, the yellow pages Hebrew edition is called 'Dapei Zahav' (Golden Pages) and the English edition is 'Golden Pages'. The print directories come out in separate issues based on Israel's different telephone area codes, published by Golden Pages Publications Ltd. They are available online [535338] (Hebrew and English options). Five million copies of the yellow pages are distributed annually.


  • Italy: in Italymarker, the directory is titled 'Pagine Gialle' (Yellow Pages). Printed version come out in separate issues for province as White pages. Some years ago, an alternative directory, called 'Pagine utili' (Useful page) was proposed.


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  • Jamaica: In Jamaicamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Jamaica Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.jamaicayp.com and to mobile subscribers at yp2go.com.jm.


  • Jordan: In Jordanmarker, the directory is titled Yellow Pages - Jordan, Yellow Pages Jordan is operated since 2001 by PAGESJAUNES LIBAN, a subsidiary of the European PagesJaunes Group - France in 1997. This ME structure is owned by DITO since 2006.
Leader in translation and assembling database, Yellow Pages Jordan publishes all Jordanian Yellow Pages directories (Business directories) in Arabic and English versions.Jordan Telecom’s White Pages (all landline subscribers’ directory) is accessible 24/7 via www.yellowpages.com.jo

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  • Lebanon: In Lebanonmarker, the Yellow Pages business directory is published in Arabic and French by PAGESJAUNES LIBAN.


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Other On-line competitors include: Páginas Amarillas and Radiopasillo.



  • Mongolia: In Mongoliamarker, the directory is called Mongolia Yellow Pages (yellow pages) and can be found via www.yp.mn.


  • Montserrat: In Montserratmarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled Montserrat Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.montserratyp.com.


  • Morocco: In Moroccomarker, the directory is called Pages Jaunes (yellow pages) and can be found via the URL 'pagesjaunes.ma' or via 'yellowpages.ma'.


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  • Netherlands: In Netherlandsmarker, the directory is called Gouden Gids (literally "Golden Guide"), and within the district concerned, it is distributed free to each telephone subscriber.


  • New Zealand: In New Zealandmarker, the yellow.co.nz [535339] directory is printed in 18 regional editions by Yellow Pages Group (YPG). YPG also publishes 18 regional editions of 'White Pages' (combined government, residential and business listings), and a 'Local Directory' for some urban areas and sub-regions. For a breakdown of editions see [535340]. There is also a WAP service so you can access yellow pages via mobile phone and an iPhone application to search Yellow and White Pages listings. Classified listings first appeared on yellow paper in New Zealand in the 1960s. In earlier directories classified listings had often appeared on pink paper. From 2006 print yellow pages now includes maps, coupons and 'life guides' which link advice about major events like weddings, pregnancy, moving home and establishing a business to classified categories. A recent YPG ad campaign involved an online competition. Using only names of categories found in the Yellow Pages, entrants attempted to make witty flow charts telling a story ultimately ending at some humorous conclusion. Winning entries made their way on to various billboards.


  • Nigeria:
    • Nigerian Yellow Pages: Content of Nigerian Yellow Pages or commonly known as NigerianYellowPages.com is available in six formats (editions): CD-ROM directory; MS Windows Desktop directory; Internet directory; Mobile Phone Internet directory ; Mobile Phone SMS text directory and Print directory. There is also a mobile edition, which is accessible on mobile phones and other mobile devices such as PDA. There is a dedicated classifieds section in their yellow pages for jobs, properties, homes, rentals and announcements. It has its own toolbar, the Nigerian Yellow Pages Toolbar similar to Google Toolbar and Yahoo Toolbar.
    • Africaonline business directory: The other Yellowpage business directory in Nigeria is the Africaonline business directory, yellopages.com. This is an interactive online business directory that enables businesses to upload their profiles and place their adverts. Yellopages.com covers the entire African Continent and serves to integrate African businesses.




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  • Pakistan: Time Publishers (Pvt) Ltd. published "Time's Trade Directory of Pakistan - National Yellow Pages" since 2002. B2B Version also launch similarly as Time's e-Directory. Online Version of Time's Yellow Pages (www.tradedirectory.pk) also provide comprehensive information about Pakistan Businesses to the web user worldwide with no login or usage charges. The Pakistan Telecommunication Company maintains a yellow pages and white pages directory. JS Enterprises Private Limited is publishing this directory, which is also associated with Jang Group of Newspapers and the GEO Television Network.




  • Panama: In Panamamarker, Yellow Pages Panama, Leading company in providing complete and up to date business and trade information for the Republic of Panama... The online version of the Yellow Pages Panama is available at yellowpages.com.pa.


  • Peru: In USAmarker, Peruvian Yellow Pages, since 1993, the printed edition, is the first and oldest publication for Peruvians living in the USA. Now with the online version covering coast to coast the American territory. The online version of the Peruvian yellow pages is available at Peruvian Yellow Pages.




  • Poland: In Polandmarker, it is called żółte strony and is distributed by Polskie Książki Telefoniczne as a part of their phone books. The second largest directory, published by Eniro, is called "Panorama Firm" (panorama of companies). YellowPages.pl. It is the biggest online directory in Poland. Polish Yellow Pages has existed on the market since 1998. Several dozen thousand people visit www.yellowpages.pl each day. Yellow Pages enables them to search companies and products and services, it is a business platform, which helps to promote a company and to establish trade relations. On April 2007 started Zumi.pl - first local search web which connects maps and information about companies in Poland. Several historical directories from Poland are available online as scans, and can be searched via kalter.org.


  • Portugal: In Portugalmarker, the Páginas Amarelas are controlled by Portugal Telecom and the website is pai.pt. The printed version is distributed for free to all land line users. There is also available a residential listing called Páginas Brancas.


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  • Qatar: In Qatarmarker, the directory is titled The Yellow Business Pages Directory,. Established in January 2007, the directory lists 25,000 Qatar based companies.


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  • Russia: In Russiamarker, KONTAKT EAST HOLDINGS (KEH.ST) established in 2006, is a Swedish holding company that owns Russian Company OOO Желтые страницы ("JOLTI STRANITSI") (Russian translation of Yellow Pages). OOO "JOLTI STRANITSI" is the result of the successful merger in 2007 of YPI YELLOW PAGES, established in 1993, a leading publisher of Yellow Pages directories in the St. Petersburg and Perm markets and Eniro RUS-M, a publisher of leading Yellow Pages directories in Moscow, Samara and 7 other Russian cities in the Urals and Volga region. OOO "Jolti Stranitsi" maintains and updates a database of approximately 1,000,000 business and organizations and provides advertising services to over 20,000 companies. The international directory “walking fingers” brand is easily recognizable on each of the over 500,000 directories YPI Yellow Pages prints annually.


Other directories in Russia include:

*Адрес Mосква (Moscow address), by ZAO Verlag Euro Address;
*Большая Телефонная Книга Москвы (Big Phone Book of Moscow), by Extra M Media;
*Вся Деловая Москва (all business Moscow), by Biznes-Karta Business Information Agency;
*Московский Бизнес - Moscow Business Telephone Guide by Московский Бизнес - Moscow Business Telephone Guide.


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  • Saint Kitts and Nevis: In St Kitts & Nevismarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled St Kitts and Nevis Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.stkittsandnevisyp.com.


  • Saint Lucia: In Saint Luciamarker, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled St Lucia Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.stluciayp.com and to mobile subscribers at yp2go.com.lc.




  • Saudi Arabia: Riyadh-based Al Wahda-Express Saudi LLC is the official publisher of STC Yellow Pages branded products in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Since 2003, Al Wahda-Express Saudi has published the STC Yellow Pages in both print and electronic formats. STC Yellow Pages in print edition includes 8 regional editions in Arabic with 3 directories also offered in English. Directories are published annually and distributed each September for the areas of: Central Region Directory - Riyadh City and Governorates; West Region Directory - Mecca as well as Jeddah & Taif Governorates; East Region Directory - Dammam, Alhasa, Jubail Governorates; North Region Directory - Madinah al Munawarah, Tabuk, Yanbu, Qassim, Hail, Jouf & Northern borders; South Region Directory - Asir, Al Baha, Jazan & Najran. Combined annual circulation is over 1 million print directories. Al Wahda-Express Saudi also publishes the STC Yellow Pages on 2 electronic platforms; both Online and Mobile can be found at http://www.yellowpages.stc.com.sa/index.php. Al Wahda-Express Saudi is supported by 4 regional offices and employs over 100 staff members. Al Wahda-Express Saudi LLC (Head Office) is located at: Makka Road - Hadda Quarter, Opposite to Diplomatic Quarters, P.O. Box 301490, Riyadh 11372; Telephone: +966 1 4886050.


  • Spain: In Spainmarker, it is called Páginas Amarillas, it was distributed by Telefónica Publicidad e Información S.A. Yellowpages - now known as Yell Publicidad - can also be found via the Internet Address www.paginasamarillas.es. Since July 2006 the company is owned by Yell Group from the UK. A competitor is www.qdq.com, a directory edited by Pages Jaunes Group from France. Also there is an English speaking expat directory of businesses along the south east of Spain called www.littleyellowpages.com. This site is aimed mainly at English speaking expatriates living in Spain.


  • Serbia: In Serbiamarker, the directory is called Zute Strane - Yellow Pages (Serbian Business Directory) Yellow Pages which is a registered trademark belonging to Yellow Pages Co. from Belgrade.




  • Singapore: In Singaporemarker, it is known as "Yellow Pages" and is registered as a Public company under the name Yellow Pages Limited . It is listed on the Singapore SGX mainboard on 9 Dec 2004. It includes the Singapore Phone Book, the Chinese Yellow Pages and the Yellow Pages Buying and Commercial/Industrial Guides) and advertisement sales. Yellow Pages Singapore also publishes and distributes niche directories and guides.


  • Slovakia: In Slovakiamarker, it is called "Zlaté stránky" (which means Golden Pages), published by Mediatel, Bratislava and is distributed free to each telephone subscriber, usually in exchange for its previous version. The online version is available at zlatestranky.sk.


  • Slovenia: In Sloveniamarker, the directory is called Rumene strani (Yellow Pages) which is a registered trademark belonging to Inter Marketing.


  • South Africa: In South Africa, the directory is called 'the Yellow Pages' which is distributed by TDS Directory Operations yellowpages.co.za , a subsidiary of World Directories which also publishes books in Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Portugal and Romania. There are 19 regional editions covering the nine provinces. Each of the four metropolitan areas has a separate white and yellow pages book. The remaining 15 areas have both sections in one book. They also have a mobile version pocketbook.co.za


  • Sri Lanka: In Sri Lankamarker, the official 'Yellow Pages' publisher is produced by Directories Lanka (Pvt) Ltd eyellowpages.lk. However, competing publishers also use the term 'yellow pages' though not the walking fingers logo.


  • Sweden: In Swedenmarker, it is called Gula Sidorna, distributed by Eniro. yellopages.se is a portal to different Yellowpages from Sweden. Gulex.se is an alternative Swedish directory, distributed by the Norwegian company Advista.


  • Switzerland: In Switzerlandmarker while there is no printed yellow pages volume the company Swisscom Directories AG (directories.ch) produces and distributes directories in several forms including an internet-based yellow pages in German, French, Italian and English. Directories contain an information section, a magazine, place names, white pages and inserts.


  • Syria: In Syriamarker, the directory is called الصفحات الصفراء (Yellow Pages).


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  • Thailand: In Thailandmarker it is called Samood Nar Leung and also called Thailand YellowPages. The company Teleinfo Media Public Company Limited produce and distribute Yellow pages nationwide. Thailand YellowPages is generated in several forms e.g. paper, Call Center no. 1188 and website yellowpages.co.th including WAP-based WAP.yellowpages.co.th. Thailand YellowPages is produced both in Thai and English.


  • Tunisia: In Tunisiamarker, it is called "الصفحات الصفراء" (Pages Jaunes) and it is owned by "Les Editions Techniques Spécialisées", a Tunisian private company. The online version, available at pagesjaunes.com.tn for free was one of the first online directories in Arabic.


  • Turkey: Turkey Yellow Pages LLC is the official publisher of Yellow Pages branded Online, Mobile and iPhone Local Search products in Turkey. Turkey Yellow Pages LLC is the exclusive owner of the Yellow Pages, Walking Fingers & Design, and YellowPages.com.tr trademarks in Turkey. Turkey Yellow Pages LLC is part of the Al Wahda-Express Group of Companies. Founded in 1986, Al Wahda-Express Group of Companies employs nearly 1000 employees publishing print, online and mobile Yellow Pages directories throughout 5 countries including Turkey. Turkey Yellow Pages LLC] is located at: Cumhuriyet Caddesi, Gürsel Plaza No: 123, Kat: 8-9 34805 Kavacık, İstanbul/Türkiye; Telephone: +90 216 538 57 57.


  • Turkey: In Turkeymarker, it is called " Altin sayfalar" ( Golden Pages) and distributed by Dogan Medya. Altin Sayfalar. Overall settings are very similar with Yellow Pages. This company is no longer in business in Turkey.


  • Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus In [Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus]. Known as CYPYP it is found at cypyp.com


  • Turks and Caicos Islands: In the Turks and Caicos Islands, the directory is published by Global Directories Limited and titled the Turks and Caicos Yellow Pages. Print copies are distributed free to each telephone subscriber and is also available online at www.turksandcaicosyp.com.


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  • Ukraine: In Ukrainemarker, the free business directory is titled UAProm (Russian), it is available online at uaprom.net. Other directories are: ukrindustrial.com, ukrbiznes.com.


  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai-based Al Wahda-Express LLC is the official publisher of Etisalat Yellow Pages branded products in the UAE. Established 1986, Al Wahda-Express LLC publishes the Yellow Pages in both print and electronic formats. Etisalat Yellow Pages print edition consists of 3 regional directories for the areas of Dubai, Abu Dhabi, and the Northern Emirates. Directories are published annually and distributed in the month of April each year. Combined annual circulation is over 1 million print directories. Al Wahda-Express LLC also publishes the Etisalat Yellow Pages on 2 electronic platforms; both Online and Mobile can be found at YellowPages.ae. Al Wahda-Express LLC (Head Office) is located at: Al Ittihad Rd, Deira, Dubai, UAE; Telephone: +9714 297 0297 and online at www.alwahad-express.com.


  • United Arab Emirates: Dubai-based Lunad Media & Communication is the official publisher of du Yellow Pages branded products in the UAE. Lunad Media & Communication publishes the Yellow Pages in both print and electronic formats. Directories are published annually and distributed in the month of January each year.


  • United Kingdom: The first Yellow Pages directory in the UK was produced by the Hullmarker Corporation's telephone department (now Kingston Communications) in 1954. This was distributed with the alphabetical phone directory rather than as a stand-alone publication. The company now produces The Hull Colour Pages.


With the encouragement of The Thomson Corporation, at the time an advertising sales agent for the nationalised General Post Office's telephone directory, a business telephone number directory named the Yellow Pages was first produced in 1966 by the GPO for the Brightonmarker area, and was rolled out nationwide in 1973. The Thomson Corporation formed Thomson Yellow Pages in 1966 to publish and to distribute the directory to telephone subscribers for the GPO, and later for The Post Office.


Thomson Yellow Pages was sold by The Thomson Corporation in 1980, at the same time as Post Office Telecommunications became the (then) state-owned British Telecom (BT). The Yellow Pages directory continued to be distributed to all telephone subscribers by BT. At the same time, The Thomson Corporation formed Thomson Directories Ltd, and began to publish the Thomson Local directory, which would remain the Yellow Pages' main, and often sole, competitor in the UK for more than the next two decades, and would be the competitive driving force behind such changes to Yellow Pages as the adoption (in 1999) of colour printing and "white knock out" listings.


In 1984, the year that BT was privatised, the department producing the directory became a stand alone subsidiary of BT, named Yellow Pages. In the mid-1990s the Yellow Pages business was re-branded as Yell, although the directory itself continued to be known as the Yellow Pages.


Yell was bought by venture capitalists in 2001, and in 2003 was floated on the Stock Exchange. After the one year "no competition" clause expired BT too went into competition with the Yellow Pages, re-entering the market by adding similar content to their existing directory, "The Phone Book", adding a classified section to the traditional alphabetical domestic and business listings.


Yellow Pages, Thomson Local and BT's The Phone Book display advertising and can be booked directly with advertising sales representatives.


Nowadays the KC Yellow Pages is referred to as Hull Colour Pages, and is separate from the White Pages. Yell now also publishes an East Yorkshire edition of Yellow Pages in competition.


  • United States: AT&T, Verizon, and Qwest, the three largest phone companies in the U.S., dominate the U.S. yellow pages industry; however, the term "yellow pages" and the Walking Fingers logo was heavily marketed by AT&T pre divestiture. However, AT&T never filed a trademark registration application for the current and most recognized version of the Walking Fingers logo, so it is in the public domain. AT&T allowed the "independent yellow pages" industry to use the logo freely. The "independents" are unrelated to the incumbent phone company and are either pure advertising operations with no phone infrastructure or telephone companies who provide local telephone service elsewhere. Such independents include operators who typically focus on industry or business segments, or local market directories.


Yellow pages publishers or their agents sell the right to place advertisements within the same category, next to the basic listings.


For example, AT&T is the dominant local telephone service provider in Californiamarker, but since Bell Atlantic and GTE merged to become Verizon, it now provides service in many pockets such as West Los Angeles. Los Angelesmarker telephone users can select from telephone directories published by AT&T, Verizon (published by Idearc), Yellow Book USA, PDC Pages (Phone Directoies Company)PDC Pages.com and other independent publishing companies. R. H. Donnelley has also entered the national market with Dexknows.com Additionally, in the smaller markets, many yellow pages publishers are beginning to offer directories catering to specific niche business or industry segments, such as automotive, manufacturing, environmental/green products, imports, exports, and the like. One such example is the Export Yellow Pages (a yellow page directory published in partnership with the US Department of Commerce that focuses on U.S. exporters) and vertical directories offered by Yellow Pages Nationwide, Inc. Media an Online Digital Yellow Pages company, Consolidation and M&A activity in the directory publishing market continues to remain very high in the U.S. and there is an increasing move toward internet based directories as internet usage for search increases and concerns over the possible negative environmental effects of the books becomes more evident.
Yellowpages.com LLC is a subsidiary of AT&T.


Edwin P. Eisen is credited with founding the Yellow Pages of New England (YPNE.com) which was the first independent yellow pages on Cape Cod as well as being the first full color, major scoped yellow pages to offer affordable yellow page advertising to small businesses. The company has expanded to cover for additional markets from Cape Cod to Boston.


  • Uzbekistan: in Uzbekistanmarker the directory is called Yellow Pages of Uzbekistan, published by Yellow Pages Ltd.


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