By the end of this year, over 76% of the Italian population will be able to receive DAB services, thanks to two new transmitters in Campania and Salerno. This extends coverage to include Avellino city, Napoli on the east coast and Bari in the west.
In 2017 with DAB Italia’s increased network investment, we’re confident that we will achieve over 85% population coverage, offering outdoor service to 90% of Italian provinces, 95% of highways and major roads and over 60% of population for indoor reception.
Our hope for next year is that AgCOM and the Italian Government will mandate digital capability in all new radios, as was proposed during the September seminar in Rome, La Radio Digitale: una scelta europea. This is an extension of the existing law for digital TV, which provides the best protection for consumers while encouraging the market and increasing receiver sales across the country.
For more information on DAB in Italy please contact the Project Office.