March 14th, 2014
In response to calls from the mobile operator community for a full-service alternative supplier of roaming services, Transaction Network Services (TNS) and Nextgen Clearing announce their market-changing strategic alliance to jointly provide data clearing, financial settlement, and business analytics to the global mobile operator community.
In combination with TNS’ anti-fraud, roaming hub, signalling, and GRX / IPX services, TNS and Nextgen will offer a full range of products and services addressing market uncertainties created by recent acquisitions within the roaming ecosystem. Mobile operators that do business with TNS and Nextgen will be able to select from among the full range of products that both companies offer in order to satisfy their subscriber roaming needs. TNS has also made a strategic investment in Nextgen and will take a seat on the Nextgen Board of Directors.
The TNS and Nextgen alliance enables mobile operators to work smarter by unleashing the power in mobile communications and inspiring the creation of the next generation of services from their network and subscribers. Together, TNS and Nextgen are committed to developing new, innovative products for the mobile roaming and clearing markets around-the-world and to creating new services solving the needs of today’s mobile operators as they evolve to LTE / 4G services, all while providing the best-in-class service that is a hallmark of their current roaming capabilities.
“I believe that our alliance with Nextgen is a game changer for the roaming industry,”Surendra Saboo, CEO Telecommunication Services Division of TNS commented. “Nextgen’s products enhance the existing TNS roaming and clearing portfolio and the creation of new solutions in the future. Together, we are building the most innovative roaming and clearing platform for GSM and CDMA carriers today and for LTE tomorrow, and providing the real alternative sought by mobile operators.”
Kirit Ruparelia, Chairman and CEO at Nextgen Clearing also commented, “Our alliance with TNS is the next stage in our company’s development. It further drives our vision of delivering a comprehensive solution to the mobile operator community.” “Together, we will continue to offer innovative products while delivering the highest possible service standards.”
TNS and Nextgen will be co-hosting events at the upcoming BARG #83 event in Luxembourg (March 24th through March 27th) and the Competitive Carriers Global Expo in San Antonio, TX (March 25th through March 28th). Mobile Operators are encouraged to join us at these events to see how together TNS and Nextgen can help operators optimize their roaming revenue and solve subscriber challenges through service, quality and innovation.