Live Group increases POS service performance with TNS’ global wireless access

March 1, 2016 – 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 (TNS).

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 solutions.”

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 possible.

“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 DSS 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