Directions Communication for Carriers, Consultants & VARs (Volume 8 Issue 1)

By Mark Stackpoole | February 17, 2020

Welcome to this edition of GTS DIRECTIONS, the monthly newsletter with updates and information for our family of over 100 VARs and referral partners, key carrier partners, and dedicated team of in-house solution consultants. This month’s edition includes information on …

  • Last Call! UCaaS Breakfast Session with 8×8, RingCentral, and Vonage Business
  • Save the Dates — Upcoming GTS Events
  • Product Showcase — Co-Managed SD-WAN. Start Winning More — Instantly!
  • Carrier Spotlight — Metro Wireless and their Unique Product Offerings

Last Call! UCaaS Breakfast Session with 8×8, RingCentral, and Vonage Business

Find a way to make this breakfast forum! It will be action packed with information with three of the titans of UCaaS solution offerings. Only five (5) spots remain. Make one of those spots yours RIGHT NOW by responding to the Eventbrite link you received, or call 313-371-9440 and ask for Nikki and she will register you.


27033 Northwestern Highway, Southfield, MI 48033

Come join 3 of the top UCaaS providers in the industry for breakfast and brainstorming!
GTS partners will learn about the top industry trends, best practices and selling tips, as well as product
demonstrations and promotions for Q1 2020. Complimentary breakfast will be served!


Save the Dates — Upcoming GTS Events

February 11th — Power Lunch Webinar with Wireless Watchdogs 12 p.m. – 1 p.m. EST

Wireless Watchdogs is one of our solutions partners that we feel most bullish on in 2020. If you have not spent an hour with their support team, here is your chance! Learn about their deep portfolio of MDM options, TEM services, as well at their unique product offerings that separate them from their competition. Call Nikki at GTS at 313-371-9440 and she will add you to the calendar invite and send the link to the webinar.

March 9 -12th — Channel Partners in Vegas!

Hey Channel Partners: you have ONE JOB! Somehow, they managed to “sell out” the room block and pick the most expensive week we have ever seen in the history of Vegas, but the GTS team made it happen and we will have a team of seven gathering information, new products, and better deals to help our GTS partner community! If you cannot make it, be sure to jump on the HOT MIC open call where our CEO, Mark Stackpoole, will do a recap on the best of CP2020 (see below).

March 15th — GTS St. Paddy’s Day Parade! CORKTOWN — Detroit, MI

Not only does GTS have one of the coolest office settings in the telecom game … we also have the best seats in the house for one of the best St. Patrick’s Day Parade parties in the nation! This is a family friendly event. Stop in after you do the Corktown Fun Run, stop in for lunch, or spend all day! Our staff will start looking for leprechauns at 10 a.m. End time is unknown. The actual parade is 10:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Please RSVP to Nikki at 313-371-9440. Parking is EXTREMELY limited. We suggest taking a ride share service, or parking outside of Corktown and walking to our office from a nearby parking area.

March TBD — Mitel Cloud Lunch n Learn

We will have this date nailed down next week. Watch for more details in the February newsletter. Mitel Cloud will have their excellent staff in office for to host a webinar and lunch n learn. Partners are welcome to attend in our office, or join online. Stay tuned!

Product Showcase — Co-Managed SD-WAN. Start Winning More — Instantly!

2019 was the coming out party for SD-WAN. It was no longer just a “buzz word.” Customers were asking for it. Partners were selling it. Carriers were getting better, expanding service offerings, and the Indirect Channel became immersed with SD-WAN. Sales partners, we cannot stress it enough: if you do not understand or feel confident in talking SD-WAN with your customers, call us today. We will help educate and do the heavy lifting for you until you feel comfortable consulting your customers on how to transform to SD-WAN from old legacy WAN network designs.
In 2020, GTS is proud to announce we are on-boarding several strategic partners that are absolutely CRUSHING it. No exaggeration, these firms are seeing triple digit growth this year. They will double or triple their revenues due to their ability to deliver successful SD-WAN deployments to businesses of all sizes. What many are calling “Co-Managed” SD-WAN selling … it is a game changer. We will have several exciting announcements in Q1, and here is the first one. Introducing Perfect Packet, the “perfect” partner for you the next time you hear the word VeloCloud. Trust us, ladies and gentlemen: call us. Let us set you up with an overview. This is like adding rocket fuel directly into your sales funnel. Get ready to launch!

Contact sales manager Bob Chernock @ 313-371-9440 or e-mail [email protected] to let us know what additional information you would like to see communicated in future editions of DIRECTIONS.

Elevator Pitch: Perfect Packet is the partner you can trust to deliver fast, efficient, and secure VMware SD-WAN™️ by VeloCloud®. Our Expert engineers have tested and vetted all SD-WAN carriers over the past four years, so you can rest easy. Our professionally trained teams will ensure you get the best solution by handling the migration, installation, and system management now and into the future as your organization grows.

  • SD-WAN made easy
  • Implementation in minutes
  • Safe, secure transmissions across town or the globe
  • Solutions for a few locations or multiple
  • Comprehensive staff to ensure your network works



*You’ll see first-hand a live demo that features actual data transmissions to help you better understand SD-WAN technology and how it works to keep your data secure.
*You’ll have system implementation in minutes, not weeks or months.
*You’ll enjoy our ongoing support as our professionally trained experts stay with you as you grow.
*You’ll always have up-to-date software releases in a matter of hours, not waiting months for carrier testing.
*You’ll have direct access to our dedicated support team, eliminating having to rely on tier-1 telecom tech representatives.
*You’ll full portal access to make changes in real time instead of having to open tickets.
*You’ll have a dedicated engineer assigned to you from pre-sale to implementation


Tired of carriers’ “one-size-fits-all” approach to SD-WAN? What about their lack of ongoing support?
Perfect packet is your indispensible SD-WAN guide. We work with you on network design and implementation across all your locations, and we’ll stay with you as you grow.

Get a tailor-made network that brings you these benefits and more:

Our process looks like this:

We Deliver on Our Promises

Our team goes the extra mile to optimize your network so it runs as smoothly as possible. We’ve tested and vetted all SD-WAN leaders. You’ll see why VMware SD-WAN is our chosen solution from the very first step.

All upgrade and updates throughout the entire launch are completed by our support teams, including:

All This and More


Get started today by scheduling your live demo. In just one hour, you’ll know that Perfect Packet and VMware SD-WAN by VeloCloud® are the right solutions for your organization.

Carrier Spotlight – Metro Wireless and their Unique Product Offerings

Every Business Needs a Backup Internet Circuit
Our Wireless & SD-WAN Combos Can’t be Beat

Metro Wireless offers temporary, backup and
permanent Internet services including fixed
wireless, LTE, P2P, SD-WAN, and managed wifi.
Metro Detroit based and serving nationwide,
we are known for the fastest installs, solid rural
solutions and extremely competitive pricing
with solid trusted services