Frequently Asked Questions

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Asset recovery frequently asked questions

RCP is here to help you throughout the Server or Pc, telecoms network asset recovery process. We hope that these frequently asked questions will help with most queries. If you have a question that isn’t addressed, please contact us and we’ll be happy to answer it. RCP has extensive customer and supplier relationships with end users (from a wide array of disciplines including telecommunications, data centres, oil & gas, government, educational institutions, healthcare organisations and utilities), network operators, and specialist brokers with whom to sell your equipment for the best rates

What are the main benefits of asset recovery??

Maximize the value of excess and obsolete assets whilst minimising costs and liabilities Reduce COO by offsetting revenue generated against purchases of new equipment Reduce COO by eliminating warehousing costs of obsolete inventory Reduce foot-print in expensive sites along with reducing power consumption Minimise obsolescence costs by converting legacy assets into re-usable inventory, raw material, or cash

What type of equipment does RCP purchase?

RCP will buy (and resell) all types of new and used Computers, Servers, Printers, mobile and fixed line telecom network equipment. This spans multiple product and platform types including optical transmission (SDH/SONET and DWDM), routers & switches, GSM/3G/4G/WiMax/LTE, servers, base stations and CPE (customer premise equipment). Having a truly global customer base means that RCP is always interested in many OEM products including Nokia, Siemens, Alcatel-Lucent, Newbridge, Marconi, Ericsson, Motorola, Nortel, Ciena, Juniper, Adva, Huawei, ZTE etc. Please note that this list may not be complete; feel free to send us your telecom inventory list.

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Is it safe to sell used hard drives?

Yes. As long as the hard drives are handled correctly and the data is wiped properly it is safe to sell used hard drives. At RCP, all used hard drives are handled with extreme caution and care at all times and are stored under surveillance. You can also rest assured that any data remaining on the hard drive is completely erased using our wipe data erasure software. The wipe product exceeded the highest security specifications detailed in the HMG Infosec Standard No: 5 – you can download the wipe certification fact sheet. Using these methods ensures that selling used HDD is completely safe with RCP.

How does RCP calculate how much money my equipment is worth?

By utilising our proprietary method which looks back at historical sales values for individual parts and aggregating market demand, RCP understands the A.C market value and likelihood of sale of any component being removed from your network. We pride ourselves on offering fair market value and the accuracy of our valuations. Where equipment has no market value, or cannot be refurbished for return to service, RCP offers a comprehensive WEEE recycling service. As Europe’s leading recycler of Telecoms equipment, processing , we are able to extract maximum residual value for component parts broken down in our processing facilities.
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