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Blancco sees potential of 5G to impact device upgrades, secondhand market

November 12, 2019

Will 5G be what finally prompts smartphone owners to upgrade their devices?

In an interview at Mobile World Congress Los Angeles, Russ Ernst, executive vice president of products and technology at mobile diagnostics and data erasure company Blancco, discussed the impact of 5G on companies like Blancco, which focuses on device processing for the secondhand market.

According to the GSA, there are already around 100 announced 5G devices. While 5G networks are still in their earliest days of deployment, the introduction of a new generation of wireless technology is expected to boost the smartphone market, which has been slumping in recent years.

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