Handset Test Tools decode OTA communication.

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Available for COMPRION's spy and handset test tools, OTA Remote Management Translator helps check data flow between SIM card – as Secure Element within cell phone – and network. Feature enables user to view complete OTA communication. It decrypts and unwraps data packages, sets them to right order of command and response pairs, and translates them into human readable format.



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COMPRION Premieres New Feature for Decoding OTA Communication During the Mobile World Congress



Paderborn, Germany –  Over-the-Air (OTA) communication is key for provisioning mobile payment services. As paying by phone involves personal banking data, testing is absolutely crucial. Therefore, COMPRION has created the new OTA Remote Management Translator which helps to check the data flow between the SIM card – as the Secure Element within the cell phone – and the network and to make these services more secure and reliable.



Companies such as Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) and service providers sometimes need to change the content of a SIM card when it is already in the consumer’s smartphone, for example when they introduce new applications like a mobile wallet. They use Over-The-Air (OTA) communication as a core mechanism for secure loading, configuring and deleting SIM card applications. In order to protect data integrity as well as subscribers' privacy, data is secured by encrypted sessions.



Test engineers who want to detect and solve problems in the OTA communication chain face the challenge of understanding the encrypted commands. This is the reason why COMPRION has created the new OTA Remote Management Translator that enables the user to view the complete OTA communication. It decrypts and unwraps the data packages, sets them to the right order of command and response pairs and translates them into a human readable format. This new feature is available for COMPRION's spy and handset test tools.



Ralph Kamp, Product Manager at COMPRION states: “This feature is a crucial control instrument for the MNOs. They want to make sure that the smartphone and the SIM card process OTA information coming from the network side correctly, for example by installing the app in the right way. Only through sufficient testing can the MNOs ensure that their partners (banks, service providers) and even more important, the consumers can activate the desired services and benefit from comprehensive security and crucial data protection.”



The new feature will be presented for the first time at the Mobile World Congress, stand #6I20 using COMPRION’s trace tool MiniMove.



COMPRION GmbH

Technologiepark 25

33100 Paderborn

Germany

Tel: +49 5251 6859 0

Fax: +49 5251 6859 999

Web: www.comprion.com

E-Mail: info@comprion.com



COMPRION is the worldwide leading manufacturer of test solutions for terminals and smart cards covering contact-based and contactless technologies. Our standardization activities enable us to integrate the latest standards into our products.



As COMPRION systems are renowned for precise measurement capabilities, the company serves all top handset, card, chipset manufacturers, mobile network operators, and test houses.



Press Contact:

Kathleen Loeser

Corporate Marketing Manager

Tel: +49 5251 6859 154

Fax: +49 5251 6859 999

E-Mail: KLoeser@comprion.com

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