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Market Trends: Four Ways for TSPs to Maximize Value From Used Mobile Devices

Published: 30 April 2015

ID: G00272633

Analyst(s): Meike Escherich


Product leaders at TSPs can use four types of intervention to maximize value from old mobile devices, attract new customers around the world, increase brand loyalty, and cut manufacturing costs and risks. Doing so would also help with e-waste compliance and reduce carbon emissions and resource use.

Table Of Contents

Market Trend

  • How to Maximize Value From Used Devices, and Be Environmentally Friendly
  • Market Structure Trend
    • Solution 1: Drive Overall Reuse via Preloaded Apps
    • Solution 2: Support Second-Life Operating Systems
    • Solution 3: Include Easy-to-Replace Components
    • Solution 4: Invest in Parts Harvesting
  • Regional Trend
    • Demand in Emerging Markets Shifts to Premium Devices
    • Supply From Mature Markets Is Changing

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