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ABU leading the way on digital radio in South-east Asia

More than 55 industry experts from South-east Asia are attending a four-day digital radio workshop in Indonesia jointly organised by the ABU.

The DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration in Jakarta is co-hosted by WorldDMB, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia and Radio Republic Indonesia.

It showcases the DAB+ digital radio standard and its transmission technology, demonstrating its features and efficiency improvements compared to analogue FM broadcast.

The event began with the a two-day technology workshop, followed by a two-day transmission demonstration using a DAB+ transmitter installed at RRI’s facility to conduct field measurements in and around the city of Jakarta.

The project aims to equip the participants with expertise to carry out similar work in their own countries.

Participants represent radio broadcasters and regulators from Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Indonesia and the event is being supported by industry partners including Commercial Radio Australia, Harris, ATDI, KeyStone Semiconductor Corp, Factum Electronics, Radioscape and Southern Cross Austereo.