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 company 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. Its suite of services includes a reliable, nationwide SS7 network, intelligent database and registry services, identity and verification services, hosted roaming and clearing solutions, and mobile applications. The Payments division delivers a broad portfolio of secure and resilient transaction delivery services as well as innovative value added solutions to many of the banks, retailers, independent sales organizations, transaction processors, automated teller machine deployers, card schemes, and alternative payment providers. The Financial Services division provides data network services to the financial services industry. The company was founded by John J. McDonnell, Jr. in 1990 and is headquartered in Reston, VA.