Directions Communication for Carriers, Consultants & VARs (Volume 8 Issue 4)
By Mark Stackpoole | April 29, 2020
Welcome to this edition of GTS DIRECTIONS, the monthly newsletter with updates and information for our family of
over 200 VARs and referral partners, key carrier partners, and dedicated team of in-house solution consultants. This
month’s edition includes information on …
• Cinco De Mayo — Metro Wireless Fiesta Hour
• News Bulletin — GTS is AT&T FirstNet Certified!
• Carrier Updates and Spiff News
• Product Showcase — Managed Mobility
Cinco De Mayo — Metro Wireless Fiesta Hour
Who: All GTS sales partners
When: Tuesday May 5th, 12 – 1 p.m.
Where: Online Video Conference. Email GTS to register
today and a calendar invite/link will be sent to all participants.
What: Presentation from Metro Wireless on all of the latest and
greatest technologies and solutions available in their service portfolio.
Why: Because you need to inject some fun into your Cinco De Mayo! Grab some lunch (we recommend tacos), snacks,
or a beverage and join online. All partners in attendance can request a free, co-branded solutions guide “wrapped” with
your company logo for personal branding. In addition, there will be gift card and prize giveaways!
News Bulletin — GTS is AT&T FirstNet Certified!
Team! This is exciting. GTS is the first certified Master Solution Provider
in the country for AT&T. This means that our partners are able to offer one
of the most unique, exclusive products available in the telecommunications
industry. When speaking with the proper target audience, this product
literally almost “sells itself” due to the imminent need all first responders
and affiliated agencies have in relation to this solution offering. Contact
GTS for more information TODAY. GTS can email you the COVID-19
FirstNet Response Playbook and/or an informational YouTube video to help
explain what it is and who is buying it. In addition, the following page has a
bit of information to get you started.
The FirstNet mission is to deploy, operate, maintain, and improve the first high-speed, nationwide wireless
broadband network dedicated to public safety. This reliable, highly secure, interoperable, and innovative public
safety communications platform will bring 21st century tools to public safety agencies and first responders,
allowing them to get more information quickly and helping them to make faster and better decisions.
FirstNet is the purpose-built platform for
public safety’s communication needs.
Join a new era of public safety communications as first responders and key personnel
interact like never before with FirstNet® – America’s dedicated public safety
communications platform. FirstNet is leading innovation and dedication by using advanced
technologies to improve the safety and wellbeing of those that live, work, and visit your city.
Carrier Updates and Spiff News
There is a massive amount of free/limited time promotions revolving around COVID-19. There are spiffs that are
constantly changing, etc. In addition, we have recently on-boarded a number of new vendors to help make sure our
partners have a full array of solutions to assist business prospects. PLEASE reach out to GTS to set up a time to
discuss or go through this information in greater detail. Here is an abbreviated list, focusing on some of the spiffs
that may create excitement as well as some vendors that you have access to that you may not know about.
|123.NET||Full suite of carrier/network solutions (#1 fastest-growing dedicated fiber network in Michigan) as well as UCaaS, SD-WAN, and Colocation offerings.
|AppGate||Identity-Centric, Network Enforced Perimeter Security.
|Grid 4||Full suite of network services. Offering nationwide fiber services, as well as fixed wireless in metro
|Call Harbor||UCaaS Provider. Nationwide capabilities, with key advantages/differentiators in Michigan and
surrounding areas (i.e. Free Installation, Free Training onsite for new clients). High customer satisfaction
|Call Tower||UCaaS, Cloud PBX Solutions, and more. Unique “stacks” of solutions that wrap and augment clients that
focus on Microsoft and Cisco solutions.
|CBTS||Unique Cloud Solutions Provider. UCaaS, Cloud Services, Managed Services, and more. Ability to deliver
on-site technical assessments and deployment/tech services nationwide.
|CORVID Cybersecurity||Cybersecurity platform offering that focuses in 3 key areas: Cyber Security Protection, Detection, and
Response. The service can co-exist with your current technology.
|LogMeIn||Full suite of conferencing and collaboration solutions
|The Mako Group||Cyber Risk, Compliance, Audit, and Penetration Testing. Local presence (Midwest) including Detroit
presence, offices located domestically, and client reach globally
|Masergy||Full suite solution provider, including SD-WAN, UCaaS, and Cyber Security offerings.
|Mitel||UCaaS and Collaboration Suite
|Nextiva||UCaaS and Collaboration Suite
|Ring Central||UCaaS and Collaboration Suite
|Telesystem||Full solution stack and provider of network services, SD-WAN, UCaaS, Security, BYOB SIP trunking
|APX.NET||Nationwide fiber provider for DIA and MPLS services. Unique diverse/last mile options to help hit hard to
|Vonage||UCaaS and Collaboration Suite.
Product Showcase — Managed Mobility
Before moving into Managed Mobility, GTS also wants to drop one more buzzphrase on you: TELEHEALTH/
TELEMEDICINE. You may have even experienced it in the past 30 days to engage your doctor or medical consultant. The
cat is out of the bag. Do yourself a favor and reach out to every contact you have in the medical vertical and ask them
if they need help with telehealth and/or if their current solution is fitting the bill. MetTel has optimal solutions in this
For this month’s showcase, we want to feature managed mobility. It is such an integral component to so many industry
verticals at this point: Manufacturing, Logistics, Fleet Management, Robotics, Security, Retail… the list goes on and on.
Please take a few minutes to check out this feature on MMS from MetTel on the following pages. Contact GTS to set up a
private overview and learn more about this powerful product offering that you can sell to your clients…
Gartner Magic Quadrant for
Managed Mobility Services, Global
Featuring MetTel—Only US-based Carrier Listed
Published: April 2020 ID: G00389577 Analyst(s): Katja Ruud, Leif-Olof Wallin, Bill Menezes
About MetTel’s Managed Mobility Services
MetTel’s mobile expertise provides forward-thinking control over all of your
company’s devices. We provide all staging, kitting and procurement plus total
mobile device management and better, wider coverage—all at a lower cost. Plus,
with MetTel’s communication management platform, you get real-time reporting
with variance forecasts and alerts, controlling costs before overages are incurred.
MetTel provides centralized billing and invoicing for all your devices across
locations and carrier networks.
MetTel’s Deploy Process
MetTel’s robotic process automation (RPA) includes sourcing and
logistics, managed UEM, security, financial and program management
to provision devices over the air in under two minutes.
Step 1: Order: Customer places order in the MetTel Portal or it auto orders according to business rules.
Step 2: Provision: MetTel runs the 2-minute drill.
Step 3: Delivered: Shiny new device is delivered to a happy employee.
MetTel’s Protect Program
Fully-managed protection and replacement program
Step 4: Oops! Employee breaks the device
Step 5: Delivered: MetTel sends out an overnighted replacement device fully configured.
Step 6: Ready: Employee is up and running with a secured device next day