Introducing the green telecoms market

The green market (also known as the ‘secondary telecoms market’ or the ‘used telecommunications market’) is the distribution of refurbished, used, recycled, or discontinued products that are in good working condition. In some cases, the items are completely new but just pre-owned. They are sold through resellers such as TXO, and sometimes through the original equipment manufacturers.

The green market is absolutely necessary for the maintenance of current systems that are in need of replacement parts that have either been discontinued, the manufacturer has gone out of business or in cases where availability is constrained and parts are hard-to-find. It is also a major resource when a hardware or telecom network component failure occurs because it’s often quicker and costs less to replace a part rather than it is to repair (although we have specialist expertise in this area also).

The negative effects of overproducing new electronics products and disposing rather than utilising existing telecoms equipment has been recognised as ecologically hazardous. Buying green market products is therefore not only very cost effective, but more environmentally responsible than continually replacing network systems with new equipment.

Such concepts are gaining traction globally with organisations such as the European Union setting ambitious targets for re-use among members as part of its framework to develop a more sustainable, low carbon, resource efficient circular economy.