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Biju Nair

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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 Trade-in Solutions, Device Processing and Liquidation

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

Recycling Used Mobile Phones is a Valuable Proposition for Everyone

Posted by Biju Nair on May 19, 2016 10:00:00 AM

 Smartphones are just about everywhere. They have become the indispensable eleRecycling Used Mobile Phonesctronic device, and the numbers back it up: More than 1.4 billion smartphones were sold worldwide in 2015.

But there’s a flip side to this incredible purchasing trend: electronic waste. In the U.S. alone, more than 150 million smartphones are discarded annually. Consumers who are thrilled to dispose of the old to enjoy the new device and move on to a new one, may not realize how many devices end up in landfills, polluting anywhere between 1,200 to almost 5,000 gallons of ground water per device.

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

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