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Next Payments Targets Growth with TNS Partnership

ATM specialist Next Payments has selected Transaction Network Services (TNS) to help launch its Retail ATM and Cash X-Press products across Australia and New Zealand.

Founded last year, Next Payments is using TNSLink to manage its ATM communications and oversee the secure, high-speed delivery of transactions from hundreds of locations.

Mark Beddoe, General Manager – Payments at Next Payments, said: “TNS is playing a significant role in helping us to establish our business. Our first challenge was to make our initial 40 ATMs live in a very tight timeframe and TNS was able to achieve this undertaking quickly with impressive support during the process. Since then we have expanded our ATM estate across both Australia and New Zealand and will shortly be launching our new Cash X-Press service, which will allow merchants to regain transactions they will lose when the new federal ATM legislation comes into force in February.

“TNS’ high-speed and feature-rich TNSLink solution augments our own service to customers by delivering a range of additional benefits, such as near real time status and activity monitoring, and 24x7x365 helpdesk support. TNS’ flexibility and scalability makes them an ideal partner for us as we target further growth and expand our ATM estate across Australia and New Zealand.”

TNSLink is a fully managed, PCI-compliant communications solution for ATMs, POS terminals and kiosks. It works with a wide array of dial, serial and IP customer terminals, and supports wired and wireless broadband access methods.

John Banfield, Senior Vice President and General Manager of TNS’ Payments Division, Asia Pacific, said: “We’re delighted to have been selected by Next Payments to play such a crucial part in helping to establish its business.

“The inaugural year is a critical time for any new start-up, so implementation, service delivery and support will be paramount and this is where our reputation is strongest. We have both the technology and team in place to deliver quickly and cost-effectively, while also being adaptable and flexible so we can meet Next Payments needs now and in the future.”

TNSLink simplifies day-to-day operations by removing the need to work with multiple vendors. Using industry standard secure sockets layer (SSL) and virtual private network (VPN) technology combined with advanced encryption algorithms, such as AES, TNSLink includes 3G and GPRS wireless back-up options to ensure maximum uptime. The solution utilizes the highly resilient PCI DSS certified TNS backbone network which handles billions of transactions each year from ATMs and POS devices around the world.

With a strong heritage and more than 20 years of expertise, TNS now provides services in more than 60 countries across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. Through its broader payment solutions offering, TNS 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. For more information about TNS, please visit www.tnsi.com

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About Transaction Network Services:

Transaction Network Services (TNS) is a leading global provider of data communications and interoperability solutions. TNS offers a broad range of networks and innovative value-added services which enable transactions and the exchange of information in diverse industries such as retail, banking, payment processing, telecommunications and the financial markets.

Founded in 1990 in the United States, TNS has grown steadily and now provides services in over 60 countries across the Americas, Europe and the Asia Pacific region, with our reach extending to many more. TNS has designed and implemented multiple data networks which support a variety of widely accepted communications protocols and are designed to be scalable and accessible by multiple methods.

For further information about TNS, visit www.tnsi.com.

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