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CURRENT AND FUTURE MARKET FOR PRS 2012-2013 (Nov, 2013)

PhonepayPlus' review of the premium rate services market.

INTERNATIONAL-SCALE ISSUES OF NON-COMPLIANCE WITH PREMIUM-RATE SERVICES (Dec 2012)

This study for PhonepayPlus explores some of the international factors that enable malpractice to occur in premium rate markets around the world, and the various national regulatory strategies being adopted to tackle these factors


CURRENT & FUTURE MARKET FOR PRS 2011 (April 2012)
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PhonepayPlus' review of the premium rate services market.

PREMIUM RATE SERVICES: INTERNATIONAL MARKETS AND REGULATION (May 2011)

This report provides a comparative analysis of premium rate service markets and regulation in twenty benchmark countries around the world.

THE MARKETPLACE FOR AND REGULATION OF MICROPAYMENT SERVICES IN THE UK (December 2010)

This report outlines the opportunities and challenges for both consumers and industry in the emerging area of micropayments, which mark a convergence between the financial and telecommunications sectors. Among the report’s key recommendations is the establishment of a Code of Practice to regulate the provision of, and payment for, low-value digital goods and services, which applies across multiple platforms.


CURRENT AND EMERGING TRENDS IN THE UK PREMIUM RATE SERVICES MARKET (2010)

PhonepayPlus' review of the premium rate services market.


MARKET MAP FOR PHONE-PAID SERVICES 2010 (2010)

This market map provides a visual introduction to the premium rate value-chain and its interrelationships, including the value-chain for premium rate and inter-relationships between elements in the value-chain. Its purpose is to serve as a primer for other companies, organisations and individuals who require knowledge of the premium rate services value-chain. View the market map for phone-paid services 2010.


PHONE-PAID SERVICES: CURRENT CONDITIONS AND FUTURE TRENDS' REPORT (March 2010)

PhonepayPlus' review of the premium rate services market.


NEW RESEARCH EXPLORES USAGE OF PHONE-PAID SERVICES (February 2008)

This PhonepayPlus research shows the effect of new technology and changing consumer demand on the UK phone-paid services industry - a mature, sophisticated market which generated £1.08 billion in revenues in 2007.


ICSTIS PUBLISHES MARKET REPORT ON 0871 SERVICES (April 2007)

This research, published by ICTIS (the former name of PhonepayPlus) evaluates the implications of regulatory changes in the 0871 market. This research document accompanies an icstis consultation outlining how it proposes to regulate 0871 numbers when it assumes responsibility for their regulation in early 2008.


ICSTIS PUBLISHES RESEARCH ON FUTURE DEVELOPMENTS IN PREMIUM RATE INDUSTRY (July 2005)

This ICTIS (the former name of PhonepayPlus) research, commissioned by the organisation's Forward Look Group (FLG) covers future market developments in the premium rate industry.