Euronet Worldwide

Euronet: “Cooperation with GTS has always been good on the wide variety of services they provide us.
The services provided by GTS fulfil our requirements and enable us to communicate faster and more efficiently.”


DATA SOLUTIONS

Euronet Worldwide is an industry leader in processing secure electronic financial transactions. The Company offers payment and transaction processing solutions to financial institutions, retailers, service providers and individual consumers. Euronet's global payment network is extensive – including 15,614 ATMs, approximately 69,000 EFT POS terminals and a growing portfolio of outsourced debit and credit card services which are under management in 34 countries; card software solutions; a prepaid processing network of approximately 607,000 POS terminals at approximately 294,000 retailer locations in 29 countries; and a consumer-to-consumer money transfer network of approximately 155,000 locations serving 136 countries. With corporate headquarters in Leawood, Kansas, USA, and 47 worldwide offices, Euronet serves clients in approximately 150 countries.

 

Euronet Worldwide, Inc.

Euronet grew significantly during the last decade through the acquisition of a number of companies. The acquired enterprises were using various telecommunication solutions without any common standard and as a result efficient data processing became increasingly difficult and motivated Euronet to find a better solution. The company came to the conclusion that it needed a new, consolidated, uniform network infrastructure to interconnect its Central and Eastern European operations encompassing as many as 27 locations in 13 countries. Euronet began the search for a fast, leading edge, MPLS cloud based solution that would decrease the complexity of operations and help customers achieve leading positions in this geographical market. In addition, the transition to the new technology had to be carried out in such away that it would not impact daily operations.
 

Customer reference

"Cooperation with GTS has always been good on the wide variety of services they provide us. We can also state that GTS makes every effort to satisfy Euronet’s requests concerning both deadlines and difficulties. The services provided by GTS fulfil our requirements and enable us to communicate faster and more efficiently,” says Suresh
Nandihalli – COO of EFT Europe.


WHY GTS?

After a careful selection process, Euronet chose GTS as its network partner to support the continued growth of its business not only in the European region but also in other parts of the world. Euronet´s network across Central and Eastern Europe supports hundreds of thousands transactions daily. The resiliency and availability of network service and the uninterrupted operation of several business critical applications was therefore of crucial importance to Euronet. GTS designed a solution with very high availability featuring the highest levels of redundancy in its various components.
The solution provides Euronet with an MPLS virtual private network complemented with IP Voice SIP trunking services, voice conferencing, international toll free numbers to each Euronet office as well as high speed Ethernet connectivity between customer data centers. The convergence of voice and data services through a common technology offers simplicity, flexibility and ease of operation. The basis of the solution is the GTS optic network and it is optimized for minimal latency between the different network sites.

To achieve redundancy and prevent the loss of connectivity, mission critical sites are connected using two different sets of access equipment, managed by GTS, and use two different access methods and technologies to connect the site to two separate GTS backbone nodes in a multi-homed configuration. Advanced routing protocols ensure that data traffic is always directed to the proper destination in the event of network or equipment failure. The service is proactively monitored from a GTS NOC and the customer can check service performance and quality through an on-line customer service portal.A dedicated Service Manager is always
available to take care of any Euronet request and assist in service related questions and queries.

Customer Benefits

● Increased efficiency of data processing through a unified solution
● High resiliency and availability of the solution
● Dedicated support for service migration and assurance
● Simplified vendor management with one-stop-shopping

GTS´s Unique Proposition

● Most comprehensive network in the CEE region
● Unified customer experience across different geographical markets
● Large team of network professionals fully dedicated

 


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