Nine in ten telco operators believe the circular economy is important to their organisation and 89% say it’s part of their current business strategy, yet only 44% plan to buy pre-owned equipment over the next five years, according to research conducted by TXO, a provider of critical telecom network hardware and asset management services.
The reason for this disparity is largely down to four industry barriers:
- 33% of operators think pre-owned telecom network equipment is less reliable than new;
- 49% say the circular economy supply chain is too complex;
- 21% believe pre-owned equipment is more expensive; and
- 33% say there isn’t enough information about how to join the circular economy.