SALES
01225 800 800
SUPPORT
01225 800 888

Direct Routing & Disruption in Telecoms Partner Event

Partner Event

On Thursday 12th March, the Gradwell team headed to Eight Members Club in Moorgate, London, for our first partner event of the year. Our event was focused on Direct Routing & Disruption in Telecoms and we were joined by industry experts and speakers from Microsoft, Cavell Group and Vuzion. The event featured interesting talks, informative panel discussions and a live demo of our latest product, Wave. 

Cloud-based systems are rising

Our first talk was from Dom Black, Head of Research at Cavell Group. Dom gave us an overview of his latest research into market trends, development and activity. 

Dom talked us through his research into cloud communications and what areas of telecoms have grown substantially in comparison to previous years. Dom identified a rise in cloud-based systems and in particular, SIP Trunks, with the upcoming ISDN switch off

Dom also discussed the changing workplace and the rise of remote working, subcontractors, automation and cloud applications. Following this research, he gave advice about how our partners can find the right solutions and systems for their customers, as they make the move to the cloud and make changes in conjunction with the evolving workplace.  

If you’d like a copy of Dom’s presentation or the event recording, please contact your account manager. 

Dom Black

Microsoft Teams & Business Voice

Our second talk was from Nicolàs Charritton, Product Marketing Manager at Microsoft. Nicolàs spoke to us about Microsoft Teams and Business Voice, and gave us a glimpse at how Microsoft will be developing Teams over time.  

Nicolàs spoke us through the benefits of Microsoft Teams and the innovative features that the system provides, specifically for small businesses and start-up companies. 

The next half of his presentation explained how Teams can be distributed to our partners and their customers, including pricing and the growing opportunities that Teams provides. Nicolàs provided information and links on how to market Teams, including pitches, resources, demos and adoption of the system.

If you’d like a copy of Nicolàs’ presentation or the event recording, please contact your account manager. 

Nicolas Charritton

‘How will Teams change business telecoms?’ : Panel discussion 

Our panel discussion was focused on: ‘How will Teams change business telecoms?’ We were joined by Dom, Nicolàs, Peter Gradwell, founder and CTO of Gradwell Communications and Craig Gordon, Head of Vuzion.

The panel delved into the importance of integrating Teams with the current PBX infrastructure, how the move away from ISDN is affecting the industry and how corporations like Microsoft, Amazon and Google are disrupting the business market. They also discussed how resellers can benefit from Teams and the changes they’re making to their system. 

If you’d like to hear the panel discussion recording, please contact your account manager. 

Panel

Wave tour & demonstration 

To round-up the event, our Technical Sales Engineer, Corbin Dijkstra and Peter Gradwell gave our partners a live demonstration on our new hosted VoIP phone system, Wave. This included an overview of the product, highlighting the major differences between Wave and MUV, and showing the functionalities of Wave. 

Finally, we want to say a big thank you to all our partners who attended the event and to our speakers and panellists for joining us.

Don’t miss out on our future partner events

Become a Gradwell partner today. Grow with our award-winning services, work with our expert partner team and join us at dedicated partner events and webinars. 

Related Blog Posts

Direct Routing & Disruption in Telecoms Partner Event

On Thursday 12th March, the Gradwell team headed to Eight Members Club in Moorgate, London, for our first partner event of the year. Our event was focused on Direct Routing &…

What we’re doing in response to Coronavirus

Like many of our customers, we’re following the news surrounding the Coronavirus outbreak very closely.   As a supplier of critical communications infrastructure to many businesses, we wanted to keep our…

Updates to the Gradwell Control Panel

At Gradwell, we’re constantly building new products and improving our systems. We've been working hard to update your user control panel, and you’ll be able to see these changes on…

Product Update: Why we're turning off the Gradwell Phone App

On 27th March, we’re switching off an old version of our Gradwell softphone app. This feature was intended as a useful tool for our original Multi User VoIP product, but we feel…

Introducing: The Partner Portal

We’ve recently revealed our latest product, Wave, a new hosted VoIP phone system designed for SMEs. In conjunction with the launch of Wave, our dedicated team of experts have been working on…

An easier way to log in to your Gradwell account

Starting from next week, we’re changing the way you log in to your Gradwell account. This simple but important change makes logging in easier and quicker. It will also unify…

Are we running out of 020 numbers?

In late 2019, Ofcom introduced a new 020 range of landline phone numbers for London, to keep the city connected. The demand for numbers has been on the rise, especially in London,…

What is a hunt group and how should you use them?

Having a phone system for your business is a great way to strengthen your communications with your colleagues and clients. While a phone system is vital for making and receiving…

How to choose a phone system for your startup

Starting a business is hard. You have to develop a product or service, find your target market, create your proposition and sort your commercials. When you start a business, it’s…

Partner update: January 2020

This year is shaping up to be pretty transformative; it's already seen us working on new products and improving some of our existing services. A new Wave (and a special…

What are the Ofcom end-of-contract notifications?

On the 15th February 2020, broadband, pay TV and mobile and home phone providers must notify their customers when their minimum contract period is coming to an end. This is a new…

What is a Session Border Controller?

A Session Border Controller or SBC is a device that is deployed in SIP-based VoIP networks to protect and regulate communication sessions. In the early days of SBC, it was focused on the…

Connecting Crisis at Christmas

We are delighted to announce that we'll be supporting the homelessness charity Crisis, this Christmas. With the festive period quickly approaching and temperatures plummeting, we are proud to be able to…

What does Labour’s “free broadband” promise really mean?

As part of their election manifesto, Labour have pledged that they will nationalise Openreach, who maintain most of the UK’s communications infrastructure, and provide full-fibre broadband to every UK home and business, for free. The project will…

Introducing Wave

We're delighted to announce a new product: Wave, a new hosted phone system designed for UK SMEs. Wave is the result of over 15 years of developing and providing cutting…

Get in touch with an expert today.