The tests specified as Type B by the GSMA are now part of the GCF mobile type approval program. “Manufacturers of consumer devices who want to use their smartphones, tablets, PCs, or smartwatches in the GSMA eSIM environment, now must prove that their devices correctly support switching of the operator.
To become part of the closed GSMA eSIM ecosystem, all applicants – meaning eSIMs, servers, and devices – must prove that they meet the GSMA requirements. “This ensures that the individual players authorise each other as ‘interlocutors’ and that they are able to communicate,“ explains Dr. Frank Oberhokamp, product manager eUICC Consumer Devices Test Solutions at Comprion.
In all areas where NFC is applied, especially in contactless payments, failure in communication can lead to bad user acceptance. Ralph Kamp, product manager for NFC test solutions at COMPRION explains: “Probably all of us have experienced this before:
Mobile payment is starting to revolutionise the way we pay. But, regardless of already existing contactless communication standards such as NFC and EMVCo, payment service providers and terminal vendors are still coping with teething problems.
NFC Forum Test Solution Provider COMPRION is among the first implementing the test cases for the second phase of LLCP and SNEP. Besides the digital protocol, RF analog, and the first phase of LLCP and SNEP, COMPRION’s conformance test system UT³ Platform now also supports this latest enhancement of the NFC Forum’s certification testing.
Paderborn, Germany – A new over-the-air (OTA) test system from COMPRION is designed to simulate complex use cases so that communication errors in this set-up are detected before expensive service roll-outs occur.