Telstra in pact with Transaction Network to introduce M2M wireless control center

Telecom Lead Asia: Australian mobile service provider
Telstra has tied up with Transaction Network Services to introduce Telstra M2M
Wireless Control Center.


The strategic partnership will benefit Australian
organizations operating wireless payment devices in the 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


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
using its 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. 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 rolling out the wireless service, further
increasing its double digit market share of wireless payment acceptance devices
under management in Australia.


Through its 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.


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