The International Audiotex Regulators Network (IARN) was formed in 1995.

The Group meets twice a year to discuss developments in the international audiotex industry and to exchange information about phone-paid services and also on issues of common concern.

Objectives of the group:
The main objective of the Group is to encourage exchanges of information, to provide general knowledge of the regulation of phone-paid services and the way regulation is approached in the various countries.

The Group

  • maintains an up-to-date list of contacts for each participating country,
  • maintains regular contacts, in particular by means of working groups and twice yearly meetings,
  • mutually exchange information about regulatory methods and legal and administrative arrangements,
  • maintains practise of guidelines which have been set up in the IARN handbook,
  • co-operates at an operating level as a basis in preventing malpractices,
  • remains accessible to all relevant International regulators, regardless of whether they are current members or not,
  • promotes awareness of the Group in the international arena and exchange information with international regulatory organisations relevant to the industry.


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