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Refurbished Handsets are a Steadily Growing Market

by Ken Hyers | 7月 01, 2016

Global REFURBISHED handset sales will grow +14% in 2016. Operators, retailers and wholesalers -- such as AT&T, Carphone Warehouse and Brightstar -- are promoting second-hand phones as a cheaper way to spread subsidies and to get consumers on the first steps of the smartphone ladder. Which regions are largest for refurbs? Which parts of the world are expanding fastest? Are refurbs an opportunity or threat to mobile carriers? This report forecasts refurbished  handset sales worldwide by six major regions, such as North America and Asia Pacific, and by value, from 2011 to 2022. This report can be used by operators, handset vendors, component makers and others to size this important emerging category.

Clients can find the detailed report here and more market reports can be accessed from our Wireless Device Strategies (WDS) Services.  

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