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Sunset review of MPS determinations - consultation 36/2020

We are proposing to allow the current mobile premium service determinations to cease.

Now under review
Consultation number
IFC 36/2020
Days remaining 0 of 49 days
  • 1

    Open for comment

    30 Nov 2020
  • 2

    Consultation closes

    17 Jan 2021

Key documents

The issue

The Telecommunications Service Provider (Mobile Premium Services) Determination 2010 (No. 1) and Telecommunications Service Provider (Mobile Premium Services) Determination 2010 (No. 2) are due to sunset on 1 April 2021.

The determinations regulate the supply of mobile premium services (MPS) by carriage service providers (CSPs). MPS include ringtones, games, music, chats, news, voting and entry to competitions. They are usually accessed using SMS and MMS.

The consultation paper sets out our proposal to allow both MPS determinations to cease. This is on the understanding that industry will prepare a variation to the MPS Code. It will require CSPs to allow customers to bar MPS.

Industry body Communications Alliance is consulting on a proposed variation to the MPS Code in connection with this proposal.

Have your say

We would like your views on the issues raised in this consultation, or any other issues about MPS.

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