Biju Nair

President, CEO at HYLA Mobile
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The Importance of the Secondary Device Market for COVID-19 Recovery

Posted by Biju Nair on Aug 13, 2021 9:11:33 AM

The COVID-19 pandemic confirmed just how dependent we are on connectivity.  And although we are not yet in the clear from the pandemic, plans are in place to ensure economies can bounce back and markets can grow again. 5G adoption will be central to this recovery in all sectors. But to use ‘true’ 5G, not only does the network need to be in place, but users will also have to upgrade to 5G handsets.

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Topics: 5G

What does the Eco Rating Scheme mean for the smartphone and secondary device markets?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 14, 2021 8:58:55 AM

Recently, the telecoms industry has seen a heightened focus on sustainability practices. While the advancement to 5G brings with it positive outcomes, and more connectivity and advancements in societies we had never imagined previously, there are also concerns around the environmental impact of the technology—both from an energy consumption perspective, but also because of the deluge of 3G and 4G/LTE devices it will bring, which could contribute significantly to the growing e-waste dilemma.

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Topics: Sustainability

Will Apple delay the launch of its 5G iPhones?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 24, 2020 7:29:39 AM

The effort to manufacture and sell smartphones is a truly global effort. From design to sale, one can expect a smartphone to have already traveled halfway around the world, which in recent months, has been an impossibility for people, let alone smartphones. 

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, 5G

How phone store closures are impacting trade-ins

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 10, 2020 9:00:00 AM

We are now five months on since the first Coronavirus cases were reported, and while no one could have imagined the devastating impact the virus has had on the world, we are at a stage where some restrictions are being relaxed to try and bring back some form of normality—whether that is extending hours allowed outside or encouraging shops, beaches and parks to reopen.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

Small Company Strong

Posted by Biju Nair on Apr 16, 2020 9:00:00 AM

COVID-19 has wreaked havoc globally, taking lives and livelihoods on its path, and seriously impacting global economy. During this time, as a company and SMB, we have stayed focused on: keeping our employees and their loved ones healthy and employed, continuing to provide unparalleled service to our customers and partners and helping our first responders and fellow countrymen with our resources. Via this blog, I want to share some of the best practices in which our management team and employees collaborated to implement.

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Topics: TechTalk

The impact of coronavirus on the pre-owned device market

Posted by Biju Nair on Mar 31, 2020 8:00:00 AM

The impact that coronavirus has had on the world is truly shocking. It has robbed families of loved ones, disrupted global economies and generated tremendous levels of fear and anxiety. It has most certainly affected the global mobile device industry. Since the virus emanated in China, Chinese production lines for electronic devices have been significantly disrupted – factories and retail stores have closed while authorities work fast to stem its spread.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, TechTalk

Breaking down barriers to mobile services in Africa

Posted by Biju Nair on Oct 22, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The mobile market in Africa is about to enter a golden age. According to a recent report from the GSMA, Sub-Saharan Africa is set to have the world’s fastest growth in smartphone uptake, with 160 million new mobile subscribers by 2025.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions, Sustainability, 5G

Another bite of the Apple?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jul 9, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Over the years, Apple’s strategy for success has changed dramatically. While Apple started its foray into the world of tech with the launch of computers, it moved into the world of music with the launch of the iPod, and then into the smartphone market with the revolutionary launch of the iPhone.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

What could the US/China trade-war mean for the secondary device market?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 26, 2019 9:00:00 AM

The US/China trade-war has reached new heights. Over the last couple of weeks, we’ve seen the media report on the moves made against Chinese manufacturer Huawei. News reports have discussed developments including Huawei being banned from Google’s Android services, and suspending business activity with the manufacturer to comply with the US Administration ban. This news is going to cause major implications for global smartphone makers and consumers alike across the globe.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

How can the telecoms industry prevent device fraud?

Posted by Biju Nair on Jun 19, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Last month, I was invited to the GSMA’s Fraud and Security Group (FASG) event in Chicago. The FASG aims to drive the industry’s management of fraud and security matters, and along with raising awareness, looks to increase the protection of mobile operator technology, customer identity, security and privacy, to ensure that mobile operators remain trusted partners within the telecoms industry.

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Topics: Device Trade-in Solutions

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