Category Archives: Spectrum and Regulation

Regulation and Spectrum Update (Issue 21)

Key elements to consider when rolling out DAB+ digital radio The DAB family of standards is the digital radio technology of choice across Europe and much of Asia Pacific and … Continue reading

September 5, 2013

Regulation and Spectrum Update (Issue 20)

Just like analogue radio which has been regulated for yearS, digital radio will face the same conditions without any dramatic changes likely to be implemented. Whether you like it or … Continue reading

May 8, 2013

Towards a cost effective and efficient network rollout: DAB+ – Australia the High Powered Approach

The highest powered digital radio transmitters in the world are used in Australia. At 50 kilowatt ERP compared to a typical 10 kilowatts ERP in other countries, Australia used detailed … Continue reading

May 7, 2013

EBU launches a new Technical Recommendation

Since the beginning of the year a significant milestone for the future of digital radio in Europe was made when the EBU recommended DAB+ as the future for European digital … Continue reading

May 4, 2013

Issue 20: Towards a cost effective, efficient network rollout

When planning for network rollout many factors need to be taken into account to ensure that it is done efficiently, effectively and that the money available is invested wisely. The … Continue reading

April 23, 2013

Economics of DAB+: Broadcasting: Use it or lose it

A highly competitive media landscape means  radio, like all other media, must fight hard  to keep increasing its audience and attract  advertising dollars. The Australian commercial  radio industry has loyal … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Coordinating Frequency

The basic task of radio spectrum regulation  is to eliminate the possibilities of interference.  Any use of spectrum has three dimensions;  frequency, place and time. If more users  are transmitting … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Issue 19: Economics of broadcasting via the DAB family of standards

The move to digital radio is greatly impacted on by the economics of broadcasting. When selecting which broadcasting  system to upgrade to, decision makers will factor in issues such as … Continue reading

February 25, 2013

Australian DAB+ Update (Issue 19)

In 2013 Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)  will begin serious dialogue with the Federal  Government and the Federal opposition about  funding for the rollout of DAB+ in regional  Australia. over 60 … Continue reading

February 23, 2013

Broadband: progress or monopolization?

The last World Radiocommunication Conference of ITU (WRC) saw the WRC decision to allocate the 700 Mhz band for mobile broadband. This is a significant blow against spectrum usage for … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Thai digital radio delegation visit Australia

Australia 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 … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

DAB+ Indonesia Technology Showcase: DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration, jakarta, Indonesia

The Indonesian radio industry and regulator have selected DAB+. With a population of more than 237 million people the adoption would make it one of the largest DAB+ markets. WorldDMB … Continue reading

October 25, 2012

Should we expect a reduction in broadcasting due to shortage of frequencies?

The European Union Radio Spectrum Policy Programme (RSPP) published Decision No. 2012/243/EU which took effect from 10 April 2012. It is the strategic planning and harmonization document containing the request … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Europe continues with its progression of digital radio adoption

An overview of the latest market information from European markets Gibraltar The Gibraltar Regulatory Authority (GRA) has signed a contract worth around $1.5M with Arqiva in the United Kingdom to … Continue reading

June 25, 2012

Regulatory Spectrum Committee update on the battle of the frequencies

Two important things happened within the last few weeks of February. – 15 February: The European Parliament approved the first Radio Spectrum Policy Program. – 17 February: World Radio communication … Continue reading

March 25, 2012

WorldDMB Committees

The WorldDMB Technical Committee (TC) The TC has 117 members and, under theChair Lindsay Cornell, is responsible for overseeing the standardisation of Eureka 147, which is the basis for both … Continue reading

December 25, 2011

Sweden: Licenses For Commercial Digital Radio To Be Issued

DAB+ is the preferred technology and the licensing process is expected to start in autumn 2011. The Swedish Authority for Radio and Television has now decided on a strategy for … Continue reading

September 25, 2011

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