OFCOM considers DAB+ for the UK
The UK communications regulator, OFCOM, is considering changes in the Digital Radio Technical Code, which could precipitate the introduction of the DAB+ standard.
The proposed new Digital 2 multiplex could therefore contain a mix of original DAB and DAB+ services.
A516digital.com is also reporting that OFCOM has confirmed that it does not intend to impose minimum bit rates on radio stations in order to ensure a ‘certain level’ of sound quality.
According to OFCOM: “There is no evidence to suggest dissatisfaction from consumers with the technical quality of content from platforms that are not subject to explicit technical quality standards requirements.”