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Audiotex information services (access via the telephone to passive or interactive communication or information services) are quite similar to videotex services. They find their applications in the professional environment, as well as in entertainment and communication services for the general public. The major share of the market, especially as far as professional applications are concerned, is at present concentrated in the UK. However, it is rapidly making headway in other countries of the European Community. Numerous barriers (technical, regulatory, commercial) still impede its development at national as well as at European level. Removing these barriers would make it possible for a European audiotex market in 1993 to have a turnover of 950 million ECU for professional applications alone.

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Authors: LUSTAC S, CEC Bruxelles (BE)
Bibliographic Reference: Paper presented: Information, la Quagrature du Cercle, Nancy (FR), May 13-15, 1991
Availability: Available from (1) as Paper FR 36273 ORA
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