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Thailand trials digital radio transmissions

DAB+ is broadcasting live for the first time in Bangkok as part of a three-day technology Workshop and demonstration jointly organised by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand (NBTC) and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU).

Utilising DAB+ equipment as well as expertise from Australia and Europe where digital radio is on air, the three-day Workshop in Bangkok includes a live field test demonstration in and around Bangkok and presentations on DAB+ and network planning.

The transmission demonstration are being conducted at MCOT’s broadcasting facility and will enable broadcasters in Bangkok to get first-hand experience and a clear understanding of the technology and how it operates in their own city.

Colonel Dr. Natee Sukonrat, the Vice Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission of Thailand, said, “This Workshop initiated by the NBTC is an opportunity for Thailand especially the radio broadcasters and the Thai people to learn about digital radio technologies. The NBTC has planned to deploy digital radio broadcasting next year and is now working with the ITU on a roll-out roadmap.”