Information Technology

Gartner Glossary


Number of mobile devices ceasing to be in use during a given year. The retirements figure is complicated by the existence of secondhand equipment. When a used mobile device from one region is sold in another region in conjunction with a new connection, the device is not added to the sales-to-end-user line, but it is accounted for in the installed baseline. A high number of secondhand sales may lead to a negative figure for retirements.

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