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ACMA launches premium SMS offensive

The Australian Communications and Media Authority has announced a package of measures designed to smash rogue premium SMS operators. The industry was already expecting the Mobile Premium Services Code, which was finalised a few months ago and will take effect on 1 … Continue reading

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ACCC eyeballs telcos over premium SMS

ACCC Chairman Graeme Samuel has fired a clear message across the bows of Australian mobile service providers:  Do something about the premium SMS problem or ACCC will do something about you. We reported ACCC’s increasing hostility to SMS scams last … Continue reading

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Turning up the heat on premium mobile service providers

We’ve previously talked about premium mobile services being a regulatory hotspot for 2009.   We’ve got the ACCC getting cranky about it, a proposed new code from the Comms Alliance and ACMA beating up mBlox and TMG Asia Pacific. In a … Continue reading

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ACCC ‘getting very cranky’ about premium mobile services

ACCC Enforcement Commissioner Sarah Court has identified premium mobile services as an ACCC hot spot for 2009. Speaking to a packed audience at the Law Institute of Victoria, the former Australian Government lawyer indicated a personal view that the Commission … Continue reading

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