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Ofcom takes over premium rate ruling

December 7, 2007

UK regulator Ofcom is taking over premium-rate phone regulator PhonepayPlus (formerly Icstis) to take a tighter rein on the call-TV industry after a year of scandals. It's one measure to emerge following Ofcom's review of the premium-rate sector after all the main broadcasters were embroiled in instances of charging callers to competition lines despite not considering their entry. PhonepayPlus will remain but will take direction from Ofcom.

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