RRI-Indonesia switches on DAB+ digital radio
Indonesia is the first major market in the Asia Pacific to launch its permanent DAB+ services. The adoption of the digital radio platform will allow broadcasters to multichannel and provide more content and interaction for listeners in a cost effective and environmentally efficient way.
Two weeks ago, Public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta in the presence of its former Director, Ms Niken Widiastuti who is since last month Director General of Communications and Public Information of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Indonesia.
The Indonesian radio industry and regulator have worked together to move Indonesian radio onto the digital platform. Commercial Radio Australia Chief Executive Officer and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair, Ms Joan Warner congratulated RRI on the launch and said that with a population of more than 250 million people the adoption of DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world.