TNS, Inc. provides data communications and interoperability solutions. Its secure network and innovative value added services enable transactions and the exchange of information between many of the retailers, banks, payment processors, financial institutions and telecommunication firms. The firm operates in three business divisions: telecommunication services, payment services and financial services. The Telecommunication Services division provides innovative communications infrastructure services to fixed, mobile, VoIP operators and broadband. The company was founded by John J. McDonnell, Jr. in 1990 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.