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NewNet STG is First & Only Telcos Certified, High Capacity, Integrated SIP Trunk based Payment Routing System

Posted on: October 6th, 2021 by Newnet

Avail Massive Cost Savings on SIP Migration of Transaction Traffic from Legacy POS, ATMs on Dial Networks

Migrate to NewNet’s SIP Trunk based transactions system for legacy Dial POS, ATM terminals.

Avail massive cost savings avoiding per call charges for payment transactions.

Faster payments with packet data handling in high-speed networks along with security.

Evolution to Cloud payments with seamless upgrade of services.

 

Parlacom Partners with NewNet for Payment Infrastructure with Secure Transaction Cloud (STC) Payment routing application

Posted on: June 18th, 2018 by NewNet

 

TRANSACT, Las Vegas

Parlacom has signed a commercial and technological agreement with NewNet, further to the pioneering launch of STC (Secure Transaction Cloud), a virtualized system for transmission and processing of payment transactions. Through Parlacom’s secure M2M network, SIM cards from any Carrier can now communicate securely from POS (payment terminal) to Acquirers in the financial system.

One of the biggest challenges in the market is the ability to offer new security mechanisms coupled with the agility of systems operating in the cloud and, consequently, eliminating high infrastructure costs. The Central Bank of Brazil has just published Resolution No. 4.658, which deals with cybersecurity policy and the requirements for contracting data processing and storage services and cloud computing services.

In a secure network and in compliance with PCI rules, payment companies now have a complete and approved platform.

According to Clóvis Lacerda, CEO of Parlacom, “Payment and financing companies can quickly expand service offerings with more agility, security and lower costs, as they will no longer need costly infrastructure, dramatically reducing ROI.”

This has been a growing demand in an increasingly competitive market, where start-ups are causing strong disruption of the most traditional models in the industry.

“The integration of the M2M platform of Parlacom with our STC application offers the complete solution. It connects the end points of a financial transaction, from the equipment operating a SIM card protected through secure connections until the final transaction authorization with the financial services systems,” said Devarajan Puthupparambil, Head of Business, NewNet’s Secure Transactions. “We are excited to partner with Parlacom to offer this secure, scalable solution.

TRANSACT 2018 in Las Vegas has shown the industry’s irreversible path in pursuit of safe and secure mechanisms, where “tokenization” and blockchain are at the forefront of expert discussions. Virtualizing this ecosystem of payment systems will respond to the demands of an increasingly complex market, where deployment speed, lower costs and faster ROI will make the competitive difference and NewNet’s STC offers a leading example of this, enabling Parlacom to deploy services with advanced solution capabilities.

 

About Parlacom

Parlacom, one of the largest M2M companies in Brazil, offers global M2M and IoT solutions to technology companies. Its platform is integrated with all the Brazilian operators, processing more than 1 million SIM cards from hundreds of companies in Brazil and abroad.

Contact: Sandro Tamman, Executive Director

Email: pr@parlacom.net

 

About NewNet Communication Technologies

NewNet Communication Technologies is a leading provider of innovative communication and payment solutions. NewNet’s global customer base includes next generation mobile and fixed line networks, secure transaction transport, enabling global telecom operators, acquirers, processors, financial institutions and enterprises to rapidly develop and deploy cutting edge revenue generating applications that deliver feature-rich, value added services. NewNet Secure Transactions (NST) BU offers secure Payment transaction routing, switching, transport solutions. NewNet’s payment systems powers over 25% of all global payment card and digital transactions, worldwide. NST’s latest solution of Secure Transaction Cloud (STC) offers virtualized secure payment applications for transaction transport in cloud with specific Virtual Network Functions for Security, Transaction protocols, P2PE, Tokenization, Host Interfaces, Load Balancing etc. for a wide range of payment types including Internet payments, mobile payments, POS/mPOS based transactions and variety of eCommerce, mCommerce payments with PCI compliant HSMs. More information is available at www.securetransactionscloud.com

Contact: Edison Lima, Regional Sales Director

Email: edison.lima@newnet.com

 

About TRANSACT

Conference and Expo promoted by ETA, the most important global organization in the payments industry

Wake-up call for the Industry is good for operators

Posted on: November 3rd, 2015 by NewNet

Google has reach. 82% of the smartphones on the planet run Android and 67% of tablets run Android. One of the most maddening things NewNet has experienced as it deploys RCS is the inconsistent and fractured nature of the RCS implementations we’ve seen by the handset manufacturers, the network equipment vendors, and by the downloadable client developers. Through shear market dominance Google should be able to bring a level of technical discipline, adherence to standards and engineering excellence through its ubiquitous presence and legacy of engineering excellence.

This is good for operators as it should mean an end to the continuous test-fests, debugging and wire shark traces followed by bug fixes (and the rinse, lather repeat cycle) that have dominated the implementation cycles of RCS technology to date. Once integrated it will mean rapid deployment.

There are Other Hosted Solutions. NewPace (now a NewNet division) foresaw the need for smaller operators to have a hosted solution for their IP communications infrastructure, so did Jibe. Both companies have advocated and deployed cloud solutions that empower smaller operators to launch faster and smarter in order to accelerate technology adoption. There were also 16 other competitors who tried a hosted product offering including InterOp, OpenMind, Infinite Convergence, Ericsson.

NewPace & NewNet were the first in the industry to have an accredited hosted (“cloud”) solution, and it is still available to operators, this will not change.

If there is an industry threat from Google it is to traditional network infrastructure vendors who have done the RCS ecosystem a huge disservice by delivering poor quality RCS implementations at a snail’s pace. These vendors should ask themselves honestly how much more slide-ware and hand waving they are going to put in front of their customers when there is a credible alternative in Google. This is the true wake-up call for the industry.

Brent Newsome- Vice President Business Development

Google is not about to launch an iMessage clone

Posted on: October 27th, 2015 by NewNet

Google has deployed a range of services such as Google Talk, Google Voice and Google Hangouts, yet they have not deployed an iMessage-like service despite having the technology and application framework to do so for years.  Those convinced that Google would ultimately deploy their own messaging solution fail to understand the very nature of Android’s open source origins.  There are several license agreements related to Android.  The first is for the base operating system, and the second is for Google Mobile Services.

The Android Operating System components are governed by the Apache License Version 2.0.  Google Mobile Services are under a completely “separate license” from Google, and comprise Gmail, Chrome, Google+, Google Maps, YouTube, Google Docs, Google Translate and Waze.   Google Mobile Services are proprietary and not open source. These applications must be licensed from Google by device makers, and can only be shipped on devices which meet its compatibility guidelines and other requirements.

If Google were to include an iMessage like service in the  Android operating system, device manufacturers (at the demand of their operator customers) would simply strip the service out of their customer specific builds, as permitted under the Apache license — something they cannot do with Apple’s products.  Under Android’s Open Source Platform policy, manufacturers and operators have complete discretion regarding the services and features that are included in their commercial implementations of Android.  Samsung’s version of Android has a different dialer and messaging app when compared to other vendors such as Sony’s version of Android.

Another option is for Google to incorporate the Jibe Client & back-end components into Google Hangouts and make it a part of the Google Mobile Services.  If they do this, they will risk completely alienating the operators and other industry players who have already filed petitions and complaints to the US Federal Trade Commission, EU Competition bureau , Canadian Competition Bureau, Indian Competition Commission, Russian Competition Bureau that Google manipulates their power and dominance within the market to push their Services to be used by phone manufacturers.  They might do this by asking these manufacturers to sign a contract stating that they must pre-install specific Google Mobile Services, in order to get the latest version of the open-source software ‘Android’.

Fundamentally let’s not read more into the press release than is there.  Google’s announcement was that it was including RCS in Android, not Google Mobile Services.

RCS is a fundamental technology change related to more than just ‘messaging’……… it is not an App. The technology needs to be properly integrated with the operating system to function as intended. It is my assessment that they will include RCS in the Android Operating System, and not as a function in Google Hangouts. This announcement gives operators an easy way to ‘opt-in’ to deploying RCS features.

Brent Newsome- Vice President Business Development

Google acquires Jibe and its impact on RCS

Posted on: October 19th, 2015 by NewNet

The announcement that Google is Committing to RCS support in Android and acquiring Jibe Mobile in the process has sparked a huge industry debate, both online and in industry working groups. The Rich Communications Services (RCS) standard has been considered as something to be avoided in the last 18 months by many in the telco world despite the fact that quietly……… in telco labs, hundreds of engineering teams, vendors and device manufacturers are moving towards the all IP mobile network of the future. This is a network where VoLTE, Voice over WiFi, SMS over IP, IP Messaging and WebRTC all co-exist because of the IMS & RCS standards. Exactly what was envisioned from the standard’s very inception!

RCS is, and always has been, a set of detailed technical standards which can be used to launch innovative new service offerings by operators. The first example given by technical working groups in 2010 was as an IP-based messaging platform to replace SMS. This use case was created as the technical members of the various working groups could foresee the rise of what we now call OTT competition.

In the process of advocating for this solution, RCS became relegated as a messaging solution, which wasn’t nearly as feature complete as what the OTTs were rolling out. In fact, RCS is part of a broad standards initiative which includes technologies such as Voice over LTE, Voice over WiFi, SMS over IP, Video over LTE, WebRTC, Operator APIs and IP messaging. Furthermore it is extensible and can include many of the monetization features of OTT’s such as sticker stores.

‘RCS’ is not a product it’s a set of technical standards that are building blocks for future services, and as such ‘RCS’ is far from just messaging.

The shock that Google, which recently launched its innovative Google Fi Service, would throw its lot in with the RCS crowd, seems to have been too much for some traditional naysers who have now become illogical in their commentary. It is more important than ever that the RCS ecosystem (operators, vendors, pundits) base their thinking on facts.

First and Foremost let’s remember that “Don’t be evil” was the formal corporate motto of Google, more recently replaced by “Do the right thing.” Google has a long tradition of working with Telco’s, and not against them. With Google Fi they are demonstrating that they want to be a model for innovative services from which the Telco world can learn. By including RCS in Android, (this is what Google is doing) – indicates that they are working with their Telco partners, not against them. Their words support this as well… just read their press release: “We’re excited to team up with mobile operators, device makers and the rest of the Android ecosystem to support RCS standards and help accelerate their deployment in a more consistent way”.

Brent Newsome- Vice President Business Development

Elavon Leverages NewNet Payment Processing Solutions in South America

Posted on: April 4th, 2012 by NewNet

Leading global acquirer deploys NewNet’s Total Control 1000 Dial Transaction Gateway

Shelton, CT – April 4, 2012 – Elavon, a leading global merchant acquirer, has selected NewNet ‘s proven, market leading transaction processing solution for its operation in the fast growing Brazilian payments market. Recognized as one of the top ten payment acquirers in the world, Elavon announced today that it has deployed NewNet’s TraxcomSecure® Total Control 1000 (TC1000) Dial Transaction Gateway platform as the centerpiece of its state-of-the-art payments processing network in Brazil.

NewNet’s TC1000 system will be deployed in multiple locations to meet the capacity and performance requirements of Elavon’s network in Brazil. This high-speed transaction network has the capability to handle several million transactions per year and will enable Elavon to deliver innovative payment solutions for secure point-of-sale devices. Brazil is experiencing robust growth in consumption and credit volume. NewNet payment systems will help Elavon to compete in this fast growing market that demands scale, experience, service quality and innovation.

“We are glad to be building our operations in Brazil together with NewNet payment platforms,” said Sergio Pironato, I.T. Director at Elavon, Brazil. “We have great confidence that the efficiency, security, and performance of NewNet’s market leading payment processing systems will enable us to deliver innovative and superior m-commerce and e-commerce payments services in Brazil.”

NewNet’s payment processing product portfolio includes dial, broadband and mobile payment solutions on the TC1000 and AccessGuard platforms. These solutions enable mobile and wireline carriers, payment processors and acquirers, and financial application providers to expand traditional payment transaction services into the mobile and broadband universe. Carriers can deliver new and innovative payments services on mobile phones, Bluetooth-enabled devices, NFC equipped mobiles, tablets, and other mobile devices with card readers.

“Elavon is a highly successful world leader in the transaction processing arena, and NewNet has a strong history of network support with Elavon in North America and Europe. We are delighted that they have selected us as they expand into Brazil, one of the fastest growing payment processing markets. This market is also a key focus and investment opportunity for NewNet,” said P.J. Louis, NewNet Interim CEO. “The highly secure high density TC1000 solution inter-operates with Point of Sale devices from any manufacturer. NewNet provides a proven platform, with coveted economies of scale, and the highest standards of availability, reliability, security and performance. Our payment transaction customers require this kind of innovative performance and value the expansion capabilities of NewNet’s platform.”

The NewNet Total Control 1000 Trax 2.5 system offers the market-leading solution for dial-based carrier class transaction network services to service providers, merchant acquirers and payment processors. This dial transaction gateway provides specialized software to enable faster transaction processing of credit card and debit card authorizations, fund transfers, and health and other electronic benefits transfers. The high-density TC1000 platform speeds transaction times with features such as Fast Connect, and supports transaction protocols such as VISA I/II, ISO 8583, TPDU and several custom protocols.

The NewNet AccessGuard platform provides the required end-to-end security features for mobile and broadband payment transaction processing, including SSL acceleration and offloading, digital certificates, and state-of-the-art DUKPT powered encryption and decryption. Secure connectivity to host processor systems is provided using IPsec. The AccessGuard portfolio of products supports a broad variety of industry standards and vendor-proprietary payment protocols, including Visa I/II, ISO 8583 and TPDU, enabling interoperability between client protocols and host processor protocols. Innovative applications and carrier services such as mobile wallet, Smart Cash and mobile money transfers can be delivered using the AccessGuard platforms.

NewNet will be showcasing and demonstrating its mobile payment solutions portfolio at the upcoming ETA (Electronic Transaction Association) Trade Show, to be held in Las Vegas April 17-19, booth 1200.

About Elavon
Elavon’s Global Acquiring Solutions organization is a part of U.S. Bancorp (NYSE: USB) and provides end-to-end payment processing services to more than one million merchants in the United States, Europe, Canada, Mexico, Puerto Rico and Brazil. Elavon markets solutions including credit and debit card processing, electronic check services, gift cards, dynamic currency conversion, multi-currency support, and cross-border acquiring through multiple alliance channels including financial institutions, trade associations and third party sales agents. Elavon’s suite of solutions is tailored to meet the needs of merchants in specialized markets such as small business, retail, hospitality/T&E, health care, education and the public sector. Elavon Brazil is a joint venture between Elavon and Credicard created to offer a full suite of payment solutions to the Brazilian marketplace.

About NewNet Communication Technologies, LLC
NewNet Communication Technologies, LLC is a leading provider of innovative solutions for next generation mobile and fixed line networks. NewNet enables global telecom operators and equipment manufacturers to rapidly develop and deploy cutting edge, revenue-generating applications that deliver feature-rich, value added services. Recognized as a trusted leader in the carrier applications market for over 20 years, NewNet has been synonymous with telecom product excellence and development expertise. The company is committed to providing unparalleled service to its customers. With installations in major carrier networks in over 70 countries, NewNet’s product offerings include: The WiMAX end to end wireless broadband product portfolio; TraxcomSecure® electronic transaction processing solutions, which deliver services such as mobile payments, e-banking, and e-commerce; Mercury, the industry’s most complete purpose-built, mobile multimedia content delivery platform; and the Total Control PDSN platform, which provides economic delivery of premium mobile data services in CDMA networks. Other products include Distributed7, the world’s first standards-based signaling platform, and a short message service center (SMSC), which has been deployed in more than 200 wireless networks worldwide. The company is headquartered in the USA, with sales and support teams located around the world. For more information, visit www.newnet.com

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