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SIA: Agreement with Orange Business Services for Mobile Point of Sale Payment Solution in Europe
|By Business Wire
|March 27, 2014 05:00 AM EDT
SIA and Orange Business Services have signed a collaboration
agreement that will enable European and extra-EU banks and
merchants to manage payments via mobile point of sale (POS) terminals.
More specifically, Orange Business Services will provide a managed
M2M solution with global roaming services enabling remote terminals
to automatically transmit data to the SIA technology infrastructure.
The agreement will allow SIA to take a significant step forward in the
creation of a single operating network at the European level
which will collect payments traffic generated by wireless POS
terminals and other channels of merchants and then deliver it
securely and reliably to the authorization systems of banks, terminal
operators and other acquirers.
At present, SIA has enabled almost 5,000 mobile POS terminals and
plans to reach around 60,000 terminals by the end of the year.
These devices can manage transactions coming mainly from European
countries (including France, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Italy,
Luxemburg, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and
United Kingdom) and extra-EU countries, such as South
“Thanks to the Orange Business Services solution, from today we are
able to simplify further the communications between merchants and banks
by offering payments also via mobile POS terminals at continental level.
This reconfirms SIA’s role as a single partner in Europe, managing the
last mile of payments regardless of the type of connectivity employed
and the country where the transaction is originated,” said Andrea
Galeazzi, Network Services Division Director, SIA.
“With our solid track record in the financial services market, Orange
Business Services combines a deep vertical knowledge, mobile managed
services and machine-to-machine expertise with its unmatched global
network reach,” said Helmut Reisinger, senior vice president,
Orange Business Services Europe, Russia & CIS. “This unique
services skillset makes Orange Business Services a perfect match for a
company like SIA that is deploying a global, seamless M2M solution
customized for the finance sector.”
About Orange Business Services
Orange Business Services, the Orange branch dedicated to B2B services,
is a leading global integrator of communications solutions for
multinational corporations. With the world's largest, seamless network
for voice and data, Orange Business Services reaches 220 countries and
territories with local support in 166. Offering a comprehensive package
of communication services covering cloud computing, enterprise mobility,
M2M, security, unified communications, videoconferencing, and broadband,
Orange Business Services delivers a best-in-class customer experience
across a global landscape. Thousands of enterprise customers and 1.4
million mobile data users rely on an Orange Business Services
international platform for communicating and conducting business. Orange
Business Services was awarded three of the telecom industry’s highest
accolades at the annual World Communication Awards 2012 – Best Global
Operator, Best Cloud Service and the User’s Choice Award. Orange
Business Services is a five-time winner of Best Global Operator. Learn
more at www.orange-business.com
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Orange is one of the world’s leading telecommunications operators with
annual sales of €41 billion in 2013 and has 165,000 employees worldwide
at Dec. 31, 2013. Orange is listed on the NYSE Euronext Paris (symbol
ORA) and on the New York Stock Exchange (symbol ORAN).
Orange and any other Orange product or service names included in this
material are trademarks of Orange Brand Services Limited.
SIA is European leader in the design, creation and management of
technology infrastructures and services for Financial and Central
Institutions, Corporates and Public Administration bodies, in the areas
of payments, e-money, network services and capital markets. SIA Group is
currently present in around 40 countries, and also operates through its
subsidiaries in Hungary and South Africa. The company has offices in
Milan and Brussels.
With 9.2 billion transactions annually relating to cards, collections
and payments, corresponding to over 4 billion operations, SIA manages 63
million cards and carries 11.9 thousand billion bytes of data on the
The Group is made up of seven companies: the parent SIA, the
Italian companies Emmecom (innovative network applications for
banks and businesses), Pi4Pay (services for Payment
Institutions), RA Computer (treasury solutions for banks,
businesses and P.A.), and TSP (payment collection services for
companies and P.A.), Perago (infrastructures for central banks)
in South Africa and SIA Central Europe in Hungary.
For more information, go to: www.sia.eu
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