International Journal of
Library and Information Science

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Lib. Inf. Sci.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2537
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJLIS
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 240

Full Length Research Paper

Problems and prospects of the information services based on the mobile phone in Bangladesh

Md. Maidul Islam
  Department of Information Science and Library Management, University of Dhaka, Dhaka-1000 Bangladesh.
Email: [email protected]

  •  Accepted: 03 July 2012
  •  Published: 30 November 2012

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to discuss the mobile phone based information services in Bangladesh and then describes the telecommunication facilities (and hence information access and provision) of mobile phone-based information services companies in Bangladesh including Grameenphone, Robi (Aktel) Banglalink, Citycell, Airtel (Warid) and Teletalk. The paper then highlighted problems and prospects, in rural areas of Bangladesh, of providing information services through mobile phones. This study used qualitative approaches along with review of related literature. The conceptual and textual information related to the present study were collected from personal visit, primary and secondary sources of information such as books, journals, magazines, newspapers, conference proceedings, official documents and unpublished sources. Web sites were also used for collecting related information. The paper highlights the existing mobile phone based information services in Bangladesh and discusses their problems and prospects.

 

Key words: Mobile phone, information services, grameenphone, robi (aktel), banglalink, citycell, airtel (warid) and teletalk.