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Welcome to the roundup of the top telecoms news for resellers, week 31. This week’s top news is featured from Counterpath, Microsoft Teams, Alcatel-Lucent and ECN.

GoToMeeting vs. Zoom: Which is Better?

Many great tools are out there to help us stay connected and productive as more remote teams are emerging. Video conferencing software has made it easier for teams to communicate, and collaborate while working from home or from different locations. Zoom and GoToMeeting are both popular tools that we’ll be comparing today.

Zoom and GoToMeeting are both equipped to meet any organization’s basic video conferencing needs. Both offer high-quality video and audio, along with collaboration features for collaborative virtual meetings.

Skype for Business Online will retire in 12 months – plan for a smooth transition to Teams 

A year ago, we announced the July 31, 2021 retirement date for Skype for Business Online along with our recommendation that customers upgrade to Microsoft Teams. Since then, Teams adoption and usage continue to grow, as organizations have needed to find better ways to safely connect with their teams, customers, and partners. We’re seeing this play out in the dramatic increase in remote work, where traditional in-person meetings that are now impractical or impossible are being replaced by online meetings, calls, and chats.

Many of our Skype for Business customers have accelerated their upgrades to Teams expressly to bring people, data, ideas, and workflows together in one place, giving them the flexibility to keep working while physically apart.

Alcatel-Lucent: Why diversity is good for business

A diverse team has an unquestionable advantage over one where strengths and skills are the same. However, the advantage only materializes if all members have the same access to the game. Today all employees are joining a global virtual event to celebrate our individuality and our power as a connected and inclusive Alcatel-Lucent Enterprise.

As a global company with a long history, we have employees from all over the world and of different cultural background and ages. We regularly respond to requests from our customers asking us to confirm our Corporate Social Responsibility scores. We prove we comply with all regulations and we have numerous policies in place that ensure our workspace is free from any type of discrimination.

What are the disadvantages of 5G?

The fifth generation (5G) of mobile technology is emerging as a superior communication network, delivering increased speeds, coverage and reliability. This innovative network is bringing about the reality of Internet of Things (IoT) as it is able to handle significantly more devices. However, as with any new technology, there are some disadvantages to be considered. Here’s what we know about 5G.

With all new technology, there are going to be some initial drawbacks as the system becomes more refined, but 5G does have a number of benefits to outweigh any downside. The enhanced speeds and reliability will see 5G continue to dominate the communication market, particularly as infrastructure develops and its range becomes more extensive.

Understanding Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard vs. Premium

Microsoft has launched and branded its Microsoft Teams Rooms remote service Microsoft Teams Rooms Premium. This is what you might have heard of in preview as Managed Meeting Rooms Service.

In addition, they have now branded what was previously just Microsoft Teams Rooms licence as Microsoft Teams Rooms standard.

Microsoft Teams Rooms Standard – list price $15 per month.

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