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Thai digital radio delegation visit Australia

issue 18 indoAustralia actively shares its experience of successful rollout of DAB+ digital radio with other countries considering adopting the DAB+ standard.

Nine delegates from the national Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand visited Australia to hold technical, policy and broadcaster meetings with key DAB+ digital radio stakeholders. hosted by Commercial Radio Australia, the Thai radio delegation was led by Colonel Dr. natee Sukonrat, the Chairman of the national Broadcasting Commission and Vice Chairman of the national Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand. The delegation included senior representatives from legal, policy, licensing, engineering and technology areas.

Thailand is considering digital radio and met with Australian commercial and public service broadcasters, plus industry regulator the Australian Communicationand Media Authority (ACMA) and the Department of Broadband Communications and the Digital Economy (DBCDE), to discuss the successful switch on of DAB+ digital radio in Australia. The delegation visited the TXA Australia Artarmon tower site to inspect the DAB+ antenna, transmitters and multiplexes which are jointly owned and operated by the broadcaster consortiums and have been establishedto minimise the shared costs of DAB+ infrastructure.

The previous delegation that was hosted by Commercial Radio Australia was from Indonesia.

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