Telstra and Transaction Network Services have teamed up to offer wireless payment devices in the high-growth Machine-to-Machine (M2M) environment, which will benefit Australian operators of wireless payment device fleets.

TNS said it will unveil the Telstra M2M Wireless Control Center to cater an enhanced managed wireless service, which will boost the company’s network reach by twice in Australia and rationalize operations through a single web-based interface for SIM card ordering, provisioning, activation and management.

The platform will also enable TNS with fraud management through its inclusive usage alerts engine and real-time reporting.

According to the solution provider, the TNS solution will be beneficial for operators, looking to reduce the cost of provisioning, logistics, data usage fees and fraudulent use of M2M assets in the Australian eftpos and ATM market.

Telstra director of M2M and Partners Mike Cihra said the company aims to better connect its customers to payments services by partnering with global payments expert TNS.

"Using our new M2M Control Centre gives TNS more control and flexibility so it can provide Telstra M2M SIM cards to Australian payment device owners when they need them," Cihra said.

TNS was set up in 1990, which currently trades in over 60 geographies across Europe, the Americas and the Asia Pacific regions, and offers tailored payment solutions to businesses.