Over the last decade the mobile networks have grown significantly. Most African countries boast several privately owned mobile networks that have significantly overtaken the incumbent fixed line operator in both network size and subscriber numbers.
In the past 2-4 years these networks have made further investments in mobile data services including GPRS and in some markets 3G. These mobile data services make it possible to use IP and mobile data enabled payment terminals to facilitate rapid deployment of services in markets where it has been difficult to obtain delivery and quality communication services through the fixed line operator.
TPS solutions use GPRS and enable merchants to make use of the newer and more reliable mobile networks. The legacy fixed line dial-up solutions are also available and can be used as backup for the mobile data services.
TPS offer the following payment terminals for in-country connectivity:
• Ethernet (Broadband)
• Integrated GPRS
• Ethernet/IP with routed GPRS connectivity
• VSAT solutions where suitable
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TPS Nigeria Launch
The launch of TPS in Nigeria was covered by many local newspapers and magazines. Financial Nigeria magazine interview Nic Rudnick and published this article: Financial_Nigeria