April 22, 2010
KDDI will conduct a demonstration on various non-contact IC (integrated circuit) technologies compatible with the international standard ISO/IEC 14443  Type A/B, using NFC mobile phones  starting May 1, 2010.
NFC mobile phones support a range of applications in one unit. For example, it can be used for credit-card/electronic-money transaction services, overseas public transportation systems, electronic ticketing services, or as proof of identity through linkage to official identification, such as a driver's license. NFC mobile phones also allow users to retrieve information, by holding it over a poster equipped with an IC tag.
A previous demonstration conducted in 2008 tested the credit-card transaction function only. In this demonstration experiment, multiple applications, including reader/writer functions and the Bluetooth® connectivity functions, will be downloaded to a mobile phone via the wireless network and then implemented on its UIM (User Identity Module) card in a near to practical way. Additionally, with cooperation from many partner companies, processing, utilization and operation verifications will be performed. KDDI aims to obtain MasterCard® PayPass™ certification for the credit transaction functions and reader/writer functions required when using MasterCard® PayPass™.
The pilot is compliant with the GSMA, Pay-Buy-Mobile initiative. Through this pilot, KDDI aims to share specifications with overseas carriers, taking adherence to the international compatibility into consideration.
Based on the findings of the pilot, KDDI will continue exploring possibilities for the introduction of the NFC service with our mobile phones in the near future, aiming to expand this highly convenient "non-contact" service our customers' daily lives.
Please refer to the attachment for the outline of the pilot.