Telstra and TNS partner up

Telstra and TNS partner up

Aim to deliver wireless SIM management for payment devices

Telstra and data communications and interoperability solution provider, Transaction Network Services (TNS), have announced a partnership to deliver wireless SIM management for payment devices.

According to Telstra, the partnership will benefit Australian organisations operating wireless payment devices in the high-growth Machine-to-Machine (M2M) environment.

TNS will introduce the Telstra M2M Wireless Control Center to provide an enhanced managed wireless service.

The solution aims to double TNS’ network reach in Australia and streamline operations through a single Web-based interface for SIM card ordering, provisioning, activation and management. It will also help TNS with fraud management through its usage alerts engine and real time reporting.

“Using our new M2M Control Centre gives TNS more flexibility to provide Telstra M2M SIM cards to Australian payment device owners when they need them.

“In turn, TNS customers can tap into Telstra’s Next G network, providing them with better indoor coverage and allowing them to use their devices in more places,” Telstra partners and M2M director, Mike Cihra, said.

According to TNS Asia-Pacific general manager, John Banfield, Telstra’s network reach, coupled with TNS’ commitment to its customers, will enable it to meet the demands of increasing customer volumes, while maintaining the highest levels of service.

TNS is currently rolling out the wireless service.

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