Orange Business Services will supply managed M2M solution to SIA with global roaming services enabling remote terminals to automatically transmit data to the SIA technology infrastructure.
The deal between SIA and Orange Business Services will enable European and extra-EU banks and merchants to manage payments via mobile point of sale (POS) terminals. 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.
“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,” said Andrea Galeazzi, Network Services Division Director, SIA.
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 to the authorization systems of banks, terminal operators and other acquirers.
SIA’s mobile POS terminals 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 Africa.