Radio Asia 2017 kicks off with DAB+ workshop


  • Thailand moving forward with DAB+ trial planning pending frequency plan sign-off
  • New research presented on Thai public interest in buying DAB+ receivers
  • Keystone showcased the first DAB+ receiver capable of displaying Thai characters

WorldDAB and Commercial Radio Australia hosted a DAB+ workshop on the first day of Radio Asia, which took place this week in Bangkok.

The session featured presentations from Col. Dr. Natee Sunkonrat, Vice-Chair of the NBTC and Chair of the National Broadcasting Committee, whose main responsibilities are licensing, promoting and regulating the broadcasting sector in Thailand. Orasri Srirasa, Division Director of the Digital Broadcasting Bureau of the NBTC, also addressed the workshop on Thailand’s way forward and progress with DAB+ trial planning.

The Radio Asia programme  featured several DAB+ sessions and an opening keynote from Joan Warner, focussing on radio’s multi-platform future and the importance of broadcasting remaining free-to-air.

Building on the success of the DAB+ workshop at ABU DBS in March, the half-day programme included commercial radio case studies, updates on DAB+ transmission and receiver equipment and the radio spectrum challenge in South East Asia.

Other workshop speakers included Peter Wallop from the ITU, Paneda and Keystone Semiconductor Corp, who showed the first DAB+ receiver with Thai character support.


L-R: Joan Warner, Kath Brown, Peter Wallop, Lars-Peder Lundgren, Orasri Srirasa, Col. Dr. Natee Sunkonrat

Presentations and further information from the workshop will be available on the WorldDAB website. Contact the Project Office for further details.

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This entry was posted on April 27, 2017 by in WorldDAB Project Office.

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