Green Mobile Telecommunication: Assessment and Implementation A Consumer Perspective in Lebanon
- Corresponding Author:
- Atef Harb
Faculty of Business Administration and Economics
Notre Dame University (NDU), Lebanon
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: October 06, 2014; Accepted date: October 14, 2014; Published date: October 24, 2014
Citation: Michel Z, Nancy K, Atef H (2014) Green Mobile Telecommunication: Assessment and Implementation a Consumer Perspective in Lebanon. Glob J Tech Opt 5:165. doi:10.4172/2229-8711.1000165
Copyright: © 2014 Zoghby M, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Mobile telecommunications’ sector is one of the fastest developing sectors in the world. Both high usage and demand gather to show how this sector is increasing especially with the energy resources it requires to operate. Mobile telecommunications has a direct effect on the environment related to the usage (users’ behavior, network’s interaction, power and energy saving, etc.). The main objectives of this research are to assess the consumers’ awareness and willingness to pay in order to go green in mobile telecommunication, while measuring the attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and subjective norms that affect the consumers’ intentions to go green in mobile telecommunications. The theory of planned behavior is used as the conceptual framework to assess the consumers’ intention and behavior towards green telecommunication. A Questionnaire on the theory of planned behavior was built, translated and face to face self-administered interviews were conducted four areas in Lebanon (Jdeideh, Haret Hreik, Roueis, and Maameltein) that were selected based on the traffic profile (voice and data), number of distinct users, locations, population, and workplaces. Results show that most of the Lebanese consumers are aware of the negative environmental and health impacts of telecommunications. Result show that most of the Lebanese consumers are ready to pay higher mobile fees if green telecom systems are to be applied in Lebanon; and that variables such as attitudes, perceived behavioral control, and subjective norms affect the consumers’ intention to go green in mobile telecommunications.