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ICSTIS PUBLISHES RESEARCH ON KEY TRENDS IN THE COMMUNICATIONS SECTOR (Note: Large file - 1.64MB) (November 2006)
icstis has today, for the first time published a document evaluating key trends in the communications sector relevant to the scope and nature of icstis regulation. The document contains a researched assessment of key developments in the paid-for-content and premium rate environments, paying particular attention to the future of payment mechanisms, platform convergence and consumer protection issues.

The document does not seek to reach fundamental conclusions on the breadth or depth of present or future regulation, but analyses market developments with a view to informing the forthcoming review of the scope of premium rate regulation.

Click here to view the accompanying press release

Disclaimer: This document is intended as an information resource and all comments and reflections are made without prejudice to future icstis decisions and actions. This document is free to download and printed copies are available on request from Sarah Icken, icstis External Affairs Administrator.

icstis reserves the right to amend or withdraw the document at any time and at all times the content and intellectual rights remain the property of icstis. Reproduction and referencing beyond personal and direct business consumption are at the discretion of icstis and requests for such should be put in writing to Sarah Icken at 
sarahi@icstis.org.uk.


ICSTIS PUBLISHES PREMIUM RATE SMS SERVICES SURVEY (September 2005)
In the later part of 2005 icstis commissioned a survey from Continental Research looking specifically at awareness, understanding and areas of concern around the use of Premium Rate SMS services. Please see the results and accompanying summary.  


ICSTIS PUBLISHES RESEARCH ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN PREMIUM RATE INDUSTRY (July 2005) 
icstis has released a piece of research commissioned by the organisation's Forward Look Group (FLG) covering future market developments in the Premium Rate Industry.  

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