TNS launches multi-carrier wireless roaming solution for payment devices in North America

Transaction Network Services, a payments processing provider, has expanded its global wireless access product across North America for processors, ISOs and device manufacturers, according to a press release.

GWA utilizes a PCI DSS certified infrastructure to deliver a multi-carrier, roaming SIM solution optimized for wireless payment devices. Designed to meet the needs of the payments industry, GWA provides payment-specific wireless connectivity in over 200 countries around the world. Helping to mitigate single carrier blackspots. GWA adds reliability to wireless device deployments, enhancing the operation and management of terminal and device fleets for processors and ISOs.

Performance and reliability are further enhanced by TNS' optional Roam+ application which provides automatic network selection based on the performance and availability of the wireless carriers.

"We're excited to be launching our global wireless access solution across North America," Lisa Shipley, executive vice president and managing director of TNS' payment network solutions, said in the press release. "The solution has been a huge success across Europe and Asia where it has helped to deliver better uptime for merchants and lower the total cost of ownership for payment device deployers."

"By connecting to the strongest active signal and carrying transactions over TNS' fault-tolerant network to the payment processor, GWA provides increased service quality when delivering wireless payment services across diverse geographies," Shipley said. "Payment device owners can leverage TNS to supply a single type of SIM to unlock multiple wireless carriers at little to no premium, all on a single tariff, single data plan and managed through a single portal." 

TNS manages over 500,000 payment-specific SIMs around the world.

Topics: Carriers / Operators, POS, Transaction Processing

Companies: TNS, Inc.

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