The Mobile World Congress (MWC) event is around the corner. Starting on Oct. 25, the conference and trade show will continue through Oct. 28, and includes a range of topics to be discussed by various keynote speakers. The major thematic focus this year is the 5G era, with sessions such as Redefining Mobile Connectivity, Powering the Next Generation of 5G, and New Age of Automation. Some keynote topics for the mobile specific four-day event include mmWave, Open RAN, v-RAN, and CBRS.
When the very first iPhone was introduced, it operated under AT&T’s 2G network, which seemed incredibly fast for its time. Then came the 3G network, faster but not fast enough. The 4G LTE network provided ultra fast download speeds almost five times faster than its predecessor, but now the 5G era has arrived and many are wondering what that really means. Where the 4G network could provide you 30 Mbps speeds on mobile devices, the 5G network has brought even faster speeds of anywhere from 60 Mbps to 1,000 Mbps depending on where you are. 5G uses higher, less cluttered radio frequencies that allows for more information to be carried at a faster rate.
Out of all the technology we use in everyday life, cell phones have become an essential part of how we live our lives. We use them so often, reaching for them has become a reflex. In the ITAD space, mobile devices can be just as important. Depending on the mobile services offered, mobile lifecycle management is a key element in preserving the precious metals used to manufacture the devices. Typically, in the IT asset disposition process, electronics are sorted and processed for recycling. However, some disposition facilities like HOBI International Inc. offer extended services that prolong the life cycle of mobile devices. If an old cell phone still has some life, after all personal data is erased, services such as repair and refurbishment allow for the resale and reuse of the device. This contributes to limiting the amount of raw materials used in the manufacturing process, preserving efforts and resources required for mining.
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