Directions Communication for Carriers, Consultants & VARs (Volume 8 Issue 7)

By Mark Stackpoole | July 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 …

  • GTS on the Links — Partner Golf Outing 2020
  • 123 Award — Top Sales Partner!
  • Carrier Spotlight — Telnet Updates and Promos
  • Product Spotlight — SD-WAN with Telesystem

GTS on the Links — Partner Golf Outing 2020
While it was a huge bummer not to get to host the Annual GTS Open House this year, a silver lining was getting a beautiful day of weather and 32 of our finest friends together for a day on the links. Returning to Dearborn Country Club, sales partners were treated to some fun on the course and then a bounty of food and cold beverages to wind down the afternoon together. Several groups played their own ball while others enjoyed a scramble format to make sure that no one had to work too hard on a day meant for fun and winding down a bit. At least two great shots were verified: John Komos and Jason Siejutt won the “closest to the pin” challenges for Amazon gift cards, while Brendan Kelly followed up his personal “best ever” golf round in 2019 (69) with another exceptional round in 2020, finishing in the mid-70’s. Well done, ladies and gentlemen! Photo credits to Josh Kahl of GTS.

123 Award — Top Sales Partner!
Something new to the social media scene: 123.NET is now posting the top overall sales partneron their website and social channels, etc. While this is not the first time we
have achieved this feat, it is the first time they made it public. So, we want to sincerely thank all of our great Michigan sales partners that help us continue to sell 123.NET products and services at a heavy clip each and every month. If you would like to learn more about 123.NET and why so many partners sell their services, please contact your GTS channel manager today for more information. Thanks!

Carrier Spotlight — Telnet Updates and Promos

Telnet is another long-time vendor partner for GTS and our partner community. While historically you may think of PRI circuits and IA solutions, they can still do those things! But, they have evolved into a full solutions suite and recently revamped their agent program. GTS has the best and most lucrative partner agreement available in the channel to make sure our partners are rewarded handsomely for their sales efforts. Please contact us to set up a demo/overview with our Telnet Channel Manager (Leonard Brandenburg). The following pages are a snapshot of some of the current highlights.

Service Footprint
Our SIP Trunking and Digital Fax offerings are now available nationwide. Expect national expansion of our Cloud PBX, IP-PRI/FXS, SD-WAN in Q4 2020

Product Highlights
We have repriced and repackaged our SIP, TDM-PRI, IP-PRI/FXS, SD-WAN, Cloud PBX and Data Center offerings. Our Access solution product portfolio now includes broadband options and we are still offering T1 solutions throughout 95 COs in Michigan. We’ve also made some enhancements to our Digital Fax and SIP solutions, and the product highlights are as follows:

Digital Fax

  • National footprint
  • Supports inbound and outbound faxing
  • HIPAA and SOC compliant options
  • Fax bridge option
  • No page limit
  • Web portal access with a mobile, responsive interface and user-friendly experience across various browsers and devices
  • Self-service administration and configuration
  • Download, rotate, print or resend documents for maximum utility
  • Routine data backups
  • Available at $7.95 per user
  • Can be sold as a standalone offering

SIP Trunking

  • Unlimited local and intraLATA outbound calling
  • Nationwide calling options available
  • Calling area based on NPA/NXX
  • Static and dynamic service options
  • DOD/DID options
  • T38 and G.711 supported
  • Disaster recovery (IP failover and auto reroute)
  • On demand reporting
  • Phone number reservations
  • 911 programming options
  • Call forwarding
  • Toll free routing
  • Disaster recovery routing
  • CNAM enablement
  • Agent access available
  • Direct Routing for Microsoft Teams coming Q4 2020

Unparalleled Service Insights
View live concurrent trunk utilization, telephone number usage or trunk group call counts with the click of a button. Get expert insights into your service usage with pre-built reports, or customize your own. These reports can be accessed directly within the portal or exported for your archives

Product Spotlight — SD-WAN with Telesystem
Telesystem is a nationwide solutions partner with a full array of services ranging from UCaaS, DDoS protection, SD-WAN, and security offerings. Today, we want to take a minute and highlight a product that many businesses are looking for right now due to its unique capabilities as a business tool: Cisco Meraki powered by Telesystem.