What is the green market?
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.
TXO & the green market: how it works
In 3 simple steps, your surplus telecom assets can play a key role in the future of sustainable communication networks
Your products come into TXO
We’re interested in all telecom equipment:
new, used, discontinued & damaged
We deliver tailor-made solutions
We love going the extra mile for our customers with a combination of services, just right for you
Discover all the benefits
Supporting the green market brings major benefits to you & others all over the world
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New telecom networking equipment
If you have brand new telecom network equipment that you no longer need, we want to hear from you. In times when demand for high-speed connectivity is greater than ever, perhaps you're upgrading your network? Or maybe the spares you've been holding onto for a rainy day are making you feel like a serious hoarder? We are here to help.Find out more
Used telecom networking equipment
Involving your surplus used products in the green market provides a brilliant way to keep functional products in circulation. Rest assured, every item goes through a thorough refurbishment process before being reused by other customers.Find out more
Discontinued telecom networking equipment
As technology evolves, certain products reach end-of-life (EOL) or end-of-support (EOS) status, which means they are no longer sold or supported by the manufacturer. At TXO, we love extending the life of these older networks. If you have any discontinued telecom networking equipment you no longer need, support the green market.Find out more
Damaged telecom networking equipment
As the saying goes, one man's trash is another man's treasure. That's certainly something that rings true for us, here at TXO. If you have damaged telecom network equipment, let us extend the life of your products and divert them from landfill.Find out more
De-installation & decommissioning
We are experts in managing complex reverse logistics programmes for the telecoms industry worldwide. As part of our service, we’ll collect and categorise your telecom equipment to part code, serial number, description and hardware revision level. Providing you with complete transparency and control.Find out more
Identification & warehousing
We’re passionate about overseeing every single detail for our identification & warehousing customers. Whether it’s our precise product inventories, expert product knowledge or our considerable warehousing space around the world – you’re in great hands.Find out more
Test & repair
Here at TXO, we have an international reputation for high-quality, fast and reliable telecom repairs. Our telecom repair service starts with having sound knowledge of the operation of the equipment in scope. This includes many years of experience working across all of the main disciplines.Find out more
We maintain a sustainable approach in all that we do. So, in cases where recycling telecom and data equipment is the only option, our team works hard to maximise the materials available for repurpose. Our customers also return to us time and time again because they trust us to meet the highest standards in WEEE recycling. It’s a responsibility we take seriously.Find out more
Redeployment & resale
We make everything easy for you. Count on us to create an accurate and detailed product inventory. Have the flexibility to call-back equipment for your internal reuse. We'll resell your surplus telecom network assets for the best rates of return. And finally, you can sleep easy knowing we'll be there to provide ongoing support whenever you need us.Find out more
Data wiping & destruction
Our expert team supports you in line with the most stringent data security requirements. We can securely erase your data using the world’s leading data erasure software, Blancco, and we offer physical destruction of your hard drives. What's more, our certifications and specialist memberships mean you can be confident that TXO is a supplier you can trust.Find out more
A new home for your equipment
It's a great feeling when surplus telecom network equipment goes to a new home somewhere in the world where it is needed most. It means that functional products stay in circulation and out of landfill, supporting both current platforms and extending the life cycle of legacy systems.Find out more
The green market can make a huge difference for your budget. Here at TXO, we are well stocked with quality telecom network equipment at an affordable price point. Our telecom network equipment typically costs up to 90% less than OEM list price. Additionally, through our acclaimed asset recovery solutions you can put the value of your legacy equipment toward your next product or service purchase with us.Find out more
The circular economy is not purely a concept. It’s happening already and it makes good business sense. As well as creating new opportunities for growth, a more circular economy reduces waste, drives greater resource productivity, delivers a more competitive economy, and helps reduce the environmental impacts of production and consumption. Support the green market and you'll be a part of it too!Find out more
Our business model rests on finding repair, refurbish and reuse opportunities for telecom hardware rather than it being simply discarded. Whether to mitigate risk, create new opportunities, reduce operating costs or improve brand reputation, we help companies address their sustainability goals and take control of their resources in a way that creates value and helps the environment.Find out more
Take the first step & discover the value in your used telecoms equipment
Here at TXO, we are specialists in recovering new and used telecoms equipment for re-use or resale, providing a lower cost and sustainable alternative to buying new goods from standard distribution channels. Product quality is extremely important to us. Every item we resell goes through our telecom refurbishment process to restore it to good working condition and make it look as good as new.
We have found that many companies have storerooms full of obsolete, legacy, or abandoned gear that is taking up valuable space and is a logistical challenge to catalogue and dispose of. In other cases out of service hardware may still be consuming power and climate control resources.
TXO has a telecom asset recovery solution designed to meet any brief. We deliver both sustainability and commercial objectives. Other benefits are that storage space can be used more effectively for other projects and overhead is not allocated to the storage of items that realistically will never be used.
From the initial opportunity analysis through to telecoms parts sortation, tracking and resale, we will work with you to create a turnkey telecom network asset recovery program to suit your individual requirements and achieve the highest possible return. Please check out our asset recovery page or get in touch with us today to learn more.