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GSMA Equipment Marketplace

Reach your financial targets and environmental goals faster by reusing, reselling and recycling network assets.

What is GSMA Equipment Marketplace?

It’s the first global digital marketplace for sourcing and reselling pre-owned network equipment – bringing together buyers and sellers from the telecommunication ecosystem.

Reuse, resell, recycle and buy

Reuse is at the core of the service, as it’s the most efficient way to source hardware. We help you to reuse as much of your own equipment as possible within your wider group, before buying externally – refurbishing and testing your hardware so it’s as good as new.

Resell what your business doesn’t need – the global online marketplace connects you to a buyer with demand for the asset.

Recycle any asset that can’t be reused – we make sure nothing goes into landfill.

Buy externally through the marketplace – all equipment is refurbished and tested by our experts, giving it a 2-year warranty.

Why is it important for your business?

Find out the many financial and environmental benefits this service offers.

Create revenue 

Monetise your unused or redundant assets and optimise ROI. 

Clear warehouses

Reduce equipment depreciation, aged stock and liabilities.

Cost avoidance

Reuse your own equipment where possible and save money compared to buying new.

Avoid carbon emissions 

Reduce your carbon footprint, put nothing in landfill and save rare earth metals.

More efficient asset management  

Gain real-time visibility of your global inventory, so you know what’s needed where and when.

Meet ESG targets  

An actionable way of contributing towards the mobile industry’s ambition to be net zero by 2050.

Practical examples of what it can do

Find out how GSMA Equipment Marketplace can solve the many challenges of aging, unused and decommissioned network assets.

From warehouse costs to asset income

Turn asset storage costs into revenue, through new income and cost savings.  

  • Gain a global view of your stock and its condition through a simple interface.
  • Identifying whether network equipment can be reused, resold or recycled.
  • This makes it easier to monetise.
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3G legacy equipment

Source and/or monetise decommissioned 3G network equipment.

  • Sell sunsetted network equipment to 3G networks.
  • Source sunsetted network equipment (including parts) with faster lead times and cost savings on procurement. 
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Internal transfer of assets

Reuse your own network assets within your operator group.

  • Save money and minimise lead times by reusing the critical equipment from your own inventory.
  • Look for equipment across group entities locally, regionally and globally, before considering external options.
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Spare parts management

Efficiently and cost-effectively source single pieces or entire sets.

  • Reduce network outage.
  • With greater availability of spare parts – even rare ones.
  • Minimise lead times for finding spare parts.
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Further information and insights in the form of blogs, case studies and whitepapers.