Solution Designed to Benefit Australian Operators of Wireless Payment Device Fleets
Telstra and Transaction Network Services (NYSE: TNS) have announced a partnership that will benefit Australian organizations operating wireless payment devices in the high-growth Machine-to-Machine (M2M) environment.
TNS is introducing the Telstra M2M Wireless Control Center to provide an enhanced managed wireless service. The solution will double TNS’ network reach in Australia and streamline operations through a single web-based interface for SIM card ordering, provisioning, activation and management. The platform will also help TNS with fraud management through its comprehensive usage alerts engine and real time reporting.
The TNS solution benefits operators looking to minimize the cost of provisioning, logistics, data usage fees and fraudulent use of M2M assets in the Australian eftpos and ATM market.
Mike Cihra, Director M2M and Partners at Telstra, said:
“Telstra is pleased to partner with global payments expert TNS as it seeks to better connect its customers to payments services. Using our new M2M Control Centre gives TNS more control and flexibility so it can provide Telstra M2M SIM cards to Australian payment device owners when they need them. In turn, TNS customers can now tap into Telstra’s Mobile Network, powered by Next G®, which is Australia’s largest mobile network, providing them with better indoor coverage and allowing them to use their devices in more places.”
John Banfield TNS’ General Manager, Asia Pacific, said:
“By leveraging the TNS online portal and network capabilities via Telstra’s Wireless M2M Control Centre, we have created a unique offering that will benefit all organizations that use wireless payment acceptance devices. The solution can service new and existing clients.”
“TNS is currently rolling out the wireless service, further increasing our double digit market share of wireless payment acceptance devices under management in Australia. Telstra’s network reach and resiliency, coupled with our commitment to bring value, improved performance and new capabilities to our customers, will enable us to meet the demands of increasing customer volumes, while maintaining the highest levels of service.”
Founded in 1990, TNS’ global expertise extends to more than 60 countries across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. Through its broader payment solutions offering, TNS now connects over a million merchants and retailers to the world’s leading banks, acquirers and processors, enabling secure, efficient and cost-effective delivery and processing of payments.