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TNS and INET Partnership Revolutionizes Thanachart Bank's Merchant POS Service

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Thanachart Bank in Thailand is strengthening the point-of-sale (POS)
services it provides to its merchants and their 30,000 terminals, thanks
to a new agreement with Transaction
Network Services
(TNS) and INET.

TNS, in partnership with INET, will upgrade Thanachart Bank's merchant
offerings with the TNS managed dial
service, Secure
Internet Gateway
and Global
Wireless Access
solutions. These solutions will allow Thanachart
Bank to deliver a reliable, high bandwidth payments service which is
capable of carrying a large volume of transactions quickly and securely.

A spokesperson for Thanachart Bank said: "We are excited to be working
with INET and TNS. This new agreement will allow us to provide our
merchants with a more feature-rich service with higher levels of
resiliency and security. The combination of TNS'
technology
, experience and security features, and INET's position as
one of the leading secure managed payment service providers in Thailand,
made this partnership stand out from our alternative options.

"We are pleased to report that the migration over to the TNS
infrastructure was completed within just five months so our merchants
are already enjoying the enhanced benefits we can offer."

Prior to using TNS,
Thanachart Bank handled its POS
transactions in-house, but managing and expanding this infrastructure
was proving costly and time-consuming as its customer base of retail
outlets, hospitality providers and other small-medium businesses has
continued to grow.

John Tait, Managing Director of TNS' FinTech
Solutions business across the Asia Pacific region, said: "We are
delighted to be helping Thanachart Bank enhance its POS services and
gain a competitive advantage within the Thai market. Our partnership
with INET continues to strengthen. INET's local expertise and
consultancy complements our global reach and technical capabilities so
together we can very effectively meet the needs of banks and merchants
in Thailand."

TNS' Secure Internet Gateway is a PCI DSS compliant payment
delivery solution which enables merchants to connect both online and
offline IP-based transactions to acquirers, processors and banks. The
TNS Dial service can deliver all types of transaction traffic, including
credit and debit cards, pre-paid mobile top-ups, gaming, alarms,
inventory control, order entry and other transaction-oriented
applications.

Global Wireless Access is an Internet of Things solution designed
specifically for POS terminals. It provides comprehensive international
coverage with in-country domestic roaming to minimize coverage
blackspots, an advanced SIM management portal, dedicated POS terminal
application and a strongest signal SIM feature.

Songsak Danubumrungsart, Senior Consultant at INET said: "The INET and
TNS partnership will allow Thanachart Bank to capitalize on growth
opportunities as the services we are providing are flexible and scalable
to suit their changing needs. With these solutions they can also better
manage their compliance and reporting capabilities."

Founded in 1990, TNS has expanded to provide services across Europe, the
Americas and the Asia Pacific regions. The organization has secured a
strong payments heritage and is a Level 1 PCI DSS certified service
provider and a global board member of the ATM Industry Association (ATMIA).
TNS' secure network is supported 24x7x365 by multiple Network Operating
Centers around the world. For more information about TNS, please visit www.tnsi.com.

ENDS

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.

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