Live Group Increases POS Service Performance with TNS’ Global Wireless Access

SYDNEY–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Leading Australian taxi payment solutions company Live Group is
expanding its Wireless POS offering to include the new state-of-the-art
Global Wireless Access payment network solution from Transaction
Network Services

Live Group will leverage the strengths of TNS’ overall Managed Wireless
POS service including Global
Wireless Access
(GWA), to deliver a seamless, high quality,
efficient service to its taxi drivers with increased coverage, enabling
them to dedicate more time to the crucial task of fulfilling fares.

Reuven Barukh, Managing Director at Live Group, said: “Our drivers cover
a large geographic area, so superior coverage and signal reliability is
vital. We selected GWA from TNS because of its ability to dynamically
select the strongest carrier signal and switch between multiple carriers
based on the availability of the best carrier signal and the quality of
the data connection into the TNS payment network. This will maximise the
coverage we offer and improve the service provided by our Live TaxiEpay

The new agreement with Live Group makes TNS one of the leading providers
of dedicated payment network
solutions to the Australian taxi industry, serving more than 24,000 taxi
drivers across the country.

Lisa Shipley, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, of TNS’ Payment
Network Solutions, said: “Time is critical for taxi drivers and they
cannot afford to be held up waiting for connections to be established or
payments authorized. Terminals using the TNS Managed Wireless POS
solution use one gateway to log onto multiple financial acquirers, card
schemes and settlement hosts, streamlining the network connections and
reducing complexity to help provide the most efficient payment path

“GWA, in addition to our other wireless-based solutions, is making a
real difference across Australia and I’m pleased that with this deal we
are now extending our services to cover more than 40% of the Australian
taxi market.”

The TNS Managed Wireless POS solution
includes an advanced SIM management and diagnostics portal which will
allow Live Group to provision SIMs quickly and easily, as well as view
and make changes in real time. The solution also allows the bulk
provisioning of SIMs, which contributes significantly to simplifying SIM
operation and management, optimizing the total cost of ownership

With more than a decade of experience in providing wireless access for
payments, TNS manages over 500,000 payment-specific SIMs around the
world and reaches in excess of 400 global host connections, including
major card schemes, banks, acquirers and processors.

TNS is a Level 1 PCI
certified service provider and its secure network is supported
24x7x365 by TNS’ Network Operating Centres around the world.

With a strong payments 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. For more information about TNS,
please visit


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.


Transaction Network Services
Clare Cockroft
PR Director
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Senior Director
Marketing Communications
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