“ICT professional equipment is comprised of complex systems (i.e., mainframe computers, servers and networking equipment) that often can only be tested and repaired at the site of original manufacture or at specialized facilities. To ensure the highest quality and operational control in a cost effective manner, our sector has established these facilities on a regional basis; there are a limited number worldwide.”
From p. 1 of DigitalEurope response to Basel Secretariat. 2012. ‘Draft Technical Guidelines on Transboundary Movement of E-Waste, in Particular Regarding the Distinction between Waste and Non-Waste (Version 8 May 2012)’. http://www.basel.int/Implementation/Ewaste/TechnicalGuidelines/DevelopmentofTGs/tabid/2377/Default.aspx.