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The 2021 MetTel Mobility Survival Guide

Mobility Survival Guide

Congratulations—you made it through 2020! You’ve learned to adapt to the “new normal” by working from home, managing employees remotely, and trying to drive efficiencies. Operationally, you’ve likely been challenged to reduce costs wherever you can. Enterprise mobility can be a key driver of cost efficiency. Hundreds of federal and enterprise clients have turned to MetTel to help with their mobility solutions.

Now that we’ve turned the corner into a new year, it’s time to think about the solutions that will set your business up for success in 2021, whether learning about how SD-WAN can help eliminate your network challenges, how to finally digitize your POTS, future-proofing your business with 5G or how to get more productivity out of Microsoft Teams.

Read on for our top survival tips as we head into 2021.

Reduce Your Network Scalability & Redundancy Issues

As managed SD-WAN services is still a fairly new technology to many companies, business leaders may not understand how it works and the specific challenges it can help alleviate. By combining MPLS, broadband internet, and 4G LTE to bring you a better network, MetTel’s SD-WAN eliminates downtime, improves voice quality, speeds data transmission, offers the fastest cloud access and complete visibility into your network traffic while providing the flexibility you need to grow your business. MetTel’s Managed SD-WAN also secures your network by employing MetTel’s private MPLS to boost encryption levels and its Cloud Firewall to provide advanced threat protection and control. Customers that have chosen MetTel’s SD-WAN can rest assured this year, knowing they have chosen a secure, reliable, automated, and simple-to-deploy solution, all wrapped in MetTel’s award-winning customer service. MetTel’s SD-WAN with Intelligent Process Automation—which can identify and resolve network issues without human intervention—was a key reason why Gartner named MetTel as a Leader in the 2020 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Managed Network Services.

Learn more: Download our SD-WAN datasheet.

Turn the Sunsetting of POTS into Opportunity

As carriers are retiring traditional analog voice infrastructure and support, costs are increasing year-over-year—making it clear that companies must find a path towards digital transformation. While these services provide a necessary lifeline for businesses who rely on these networks for their day-to-day operations, such as alarms, elevators, faxes, etc., the transition to digital in the cloud can present an especially daunting task. This is why companies across all industries are turning to MetTel to help design and implement flexible voice transition plans that are helping them realize immediate ROI and savings.

Learn more: Check out the MetTel POTS Transformation webinar on-demand or download our POTS Transformation datasheet.

Get Ready to Benefit from 5G with MetTel & Apple

We’ve heard the hype about 5G for years. In 2021, it’s finally time to take advantage of the faster speeds, higher capacity, increased bandwidth, and future-proof your business. MetTel is making 5G accessible and more cost-effective thanks to its strategic B2B partnership with Apple. MetTel customers can purchase Apple’s new 5G-enabled devices, including iPhone 12 and iPhone 12 mini, in addition to its full line of iPhone products, across all major carriers, including AT&T, T-Mobile, and Verizon. MetTel and Apple have partnered since 2017 to bring Apple products into the B2B enterprise market with MetTel mobile connectivity, service, and care. Apple iPhones from MetTel arrive fully provisioned and kitted, ensuring the device is enterprise-ready in under two minutes without help from IT once the user receives it. Beyond providing the 5G tools that you need to hit the ground running, MetTel can also serve as your trusted 5G advisor to help you separate the hype from reality.

Learn more: Watch MetTel CTO Ed Fox discuss the 5 Tips for 5G Readiness or read about the tips.

Add External Calling to Microsoft Teams

The change to working remotely that COVID-19 caused has significantly increased the use of Microsoft Teams, but for many work-from-home users, there are shortcomings—placing and receiving inbound and outbound phone calls is not an option. Since employees can’t use standalone Teams to make outbound calls, companies are forced to supplement Teams with additional voice plans or with expensive flat-rate packages that you may not need. Introducing MetTel’s External Voice for Microsoft Teams which provides a unified solution allowing users to make and receive external calls using the Microsoft Teams application. MetTel can bundle your entire company’s minutes usage, so you only pay for what you use, and best of all, your employees can keep their current phone numbers. 

Learn more: Download MetTel’s Microsoft Teams External Voice datasheet.

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