Biju Nair

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Can the US and Chinese Smartphone Markets Relax Just Yet?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 11, 2018 11:57:28 AM
US vs China (Smartphone Market)

It’s been quite the rollercoaster ride for US and China on talks of trade and tariffs. I am of course referring to the Trump administration who proposed a 25% tariff on some 1,300 Chinese imports, then agreeing to suspend the $150 billion in tariffs, but soon after said the US would move forward with tariffs on $50 billion of Chinese imports.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?

Posted by Biju Nair on May 9, 2018 11:25:54 AM

2018 Q2 HYLA Blog 6: Apple’s Q2 Earnings: Were they given a helping hand from the Secondary Device Market?Prior to Apple’s earnings, there was a lot of industry discussion about what its results would reveal, and how well the iPhone X had done in terms of shipments. According to newly released CIRP data, Apple’s iPhone 8 sales made up 23% of total iPhone sales for Q1, while the iPhone 8 Plus accounted for 21%, putting the lower-cost models at 44% of the market. CIRP stated that the iPhone X share fell from 20% to 16% in the December quarter, while combined sales of the iPhone 8 models rose three percentage points in the same period, up from 41%.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Pre-owned devices and rising prices: HYLA Mobile talks smartphones at MWC 2018

Posted by Biju Nair on Feb 22, 2018 3:33:06 PM

Many people using smartphones at a table showing the trends of Used devices and rising pricesIn the mobile and telecoms industry, February is dedicated to one thing—Mobile World Congress (MWC). As the world’s largest event for the mobile industry, attracting over 100,000 attendees and more than 2,300 exhibitors, MWC is an event that simply cannot be missed.

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Topics: Analytics

What’s in store for the smartphone market in 2018?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jan 30, 2018 1:19:02 PM

A person holding up a smartphoneThe smartphone market was rarely out of the spotlight in 2017. It was a busy year for flagship device launches, relentless marketing efforts, and a certain 10-year anniversary.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Sustainable Practice in Telecoms: Developing a Model Where Everyone Wins

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2017 11:04:31 AM

For the past decade, the mobile industry has been aware of its responsibility to drive green and sustainable working practices. Historically, the fact remains that a focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly practices has not always been conducive to delivering healthy profits.

A smartphone taking a picture of a beautiful sunset which has been hopefully kept through Sustainable Practice in Telecoms

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

The Device That Changed Our Lives: 10 Years of the iPhone

Posted by Biju Nair on Sep 21, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Image of iphone mosaic throughout the years.It’s hard to believe that Apple launched its first iPhone 10 years ago.  It was a device that came along and completely changed the game for the mobile and technology industry. At a time of Nokia N95s, Motorola RAZRs and for the business-minded folk, the BlackBerry Curve, no one could have predicted just how much the iPhone would, or could, change our lives.

The iPhone has taken the humble mobile phone to a whole new level – we’ve gone from a device that was designed for mainly texting and calling, to a mini-computer in our pockets. One that allows us to manage our bank accounts, control the heating in our homes, listen to our favorite tunes and to pay for just about anything. And that’s without the social media phenomena of Snapchatting, Tweeting, and Instagramming that leads so many of us to take pictures of our food before we eat it.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

The Big Reveal: How Will The New Apple iPhone Devices Impact the Secondary Market?

Posted by Biju Nair on Sep 11, 2017 3:50:38 PM

iphone-8-sign.jpgRumors have been circling for months about what Apple’s newest device will look like, and whether it will live up to the ‘biggest upgrade in years’ hype. All will be revealed on September 12th at Apple’s ‘Special Event’. While nothing is confirmed yet, rumor has it that Apple will be launching a premium device, the iPhone X, the iPhone 8 and 8 Plus, as well as the iPhone 7S and 7S Plus.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

From Drawers in the US, to Frontline Health Workers in Africa: Unlocking the Value in Used Smartphones

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 25, 2017 9:36:36 AM

Africa Smartphone Health IndustryWhen you think of a used smartphone, you probably picture a mobile collecting dust in the back of a drawer. Something that is only brought back to life to tide you over when your current device is broken or lost, or as a hand-me-down to a friend or relative in need. But used smartphones shouldn’t just be destined for the drawer.

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Topics: Device Processing and Liquidation, Device Trade-in Solutions

Looking Back: The First GSMA Mobile 360 Event in India

Posted by Biju Nair on Dec 5, 2016 1:48:35 AM

 GSMA Mobile 360 India 2016On October 26, 2016, the GSMA kicked off its first ever conference in India—GSMA Mobile 360 India 2016.  

With India recently overtaking the United States as the second largest mobile market and well on its way to 1 billion unique subscribers by 2020, it’s no surprise that the GSMA is emphasizing its focus on this market.

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Mobile Future Forward: Diving into Digital Transformation

Posted by Biju Nair on Nov 8, 2016 8:18:59 AM

Digital TransformationThis past September I attended Mobile Future Forward for the 5th time. Every year, Chetan Sharma puts on a great show that brings together some of the greatest leaders in the mobile communications business. 

Since the beginning of Mobile Future Forward, 7 years ago, Chetan has been building up the fourth wave theory—the idea that mobile telecom revenue has moved from voice technology to messaging services to data connectivity, as each generation becomes commoditized.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

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