Testing in NFC Projects- Gearing up for launch

UL's view on testing with NFC projects

NFC projects are gaining popularity. One can feel the pressure in the mobile and banking industry to bring full functioning NFC capable mobile phones to consumers, to educate them how to use these and to establish a quality service that will quickly gain sufficient market share ahead of competition.

In general the first NFC-based service enables consumers to pay at retailers by tapping their mobile phone to payment terminals. As next steps, loyalty, voucher, transportation and access services are targeted. Using NFC for mCommerce is new and can create new partnerships. Regardless of the partnership, the integration of mobile and service domains creates technical complexity. Due to these complexities it can safely be stated that testing will take up a substantial part of the available time in the start-up of any NFC project and requires high priority.