China

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DAB is now on air in three cities/areas (Beijing, Guangdong and Hong Kong in Band III). China’s regulatory body, State Administration of Radio, Film, and Television (SARFT), chose DAB as the standard for digital audio services in May 2006, and tested DMB services in the following years. Beijing Jolon, GTM in Guangzhou and other broadcasters provided DMB services during the Olympic Games in 2008. 

Beijing Jolon, the biggest broadcaster in Beijing, launched ‘Push Radio’ based on DAB in 2010 in Beijing. The technology, developed by Jolon, sends an audio file directly to a DAB+ digital radio receiver instead of requiring the listener to connect their iPod or mp3 player to the internet to receive programming. Beijing Jolon broadcasts 30 hours – or 25 program channels everyday through Push Radio.

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Coverage is currently available in the following cities:

Beijing: 20 million people
Guangdong: 30 million people
Hong Kong: 7 million people (for more information see: Hong Kong)

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In this country there are

on air.

There is one regular regional, one trial regional and four regular local multiplexes on air, and more than 15 main transmitters in Beijing.

Beijing: 17 radio services (13 of which are simulcast), 4 video services, and 1 Push Radio service, 2 data services by Beijing Jolon (commercial broadcaster) on Band III.

Beijing Communication Radio is broadcasting traffic information on DAB via TPEG.

Four multiplexes are broadcasting in VHF Band III (CN11A, 208.720 MHz; CN 11B, 210.432 MHz; CN11C, 212.144 MHz; CN 11D, 213.856 MHz).

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB programmes 13 4 17
DMB programmes 4 0 4
Data services 2 2 4
Total19625

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There are several digital radio receiver retailers in Beijing and Shanghai. To date over 80,000 devices have been sold in Beijing alone. Beijing Jolon developed a Push Radio receiver named “SoundCube”, which can receive both live DAB/DAB+ broadcasting and Push Radio services.

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Guangdong Province is trialling data services using Band III in the Pearl River Delta area.

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Digital radio services are broadcast on Band III. SARFT manages licences and standards in China. DAB/DAB+/DMB based services are the only European digital broadcasting technology that has been granted licences in China. In 2007 four operators were granted trial licences following SARFT approval.

Chinese order for test system
WorldDMB Members News - 05.11.2012 - Factum Electronics AB - China - China
Factum Electronics, world-leading supplier of equipment for digital multimedia broadcasting, has once again been developing state-of-the-art technology to the broadcasting market. The latest addition to the product family is the new ALL-IN-ONE-ONE test system, in which the system contains of multiplexer, data server, management system and a 4-channel DAB/DAB+ encoder in the very same single 1U hardware.
From Factum Electronics:

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From PR Newswire (press release):

CTX Virtual Technologies, Inc. and Beijing Broadcast Co. Begin Joint Venture ...
29.09.2011 - China - China
These members will be provided with remote assistance during any emergency or problem via the DAB and 3G communication systems. Leveraging the system, member drivers will be provided mobile Internet connection service via the 3G communication system at ...
From TMC Net:

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3D Navigation: Is a real time 3D road display on the windshield reporting road situations by a DAB (Digital Audio Broadcast) system from time to time. When the vehicle speed reaches 60km per hour, the navigation display automatically changes to a ...
From Newsday (subscription):

Meet Frontier Silicon at the Hong Kong Electronics Fair Autumn Edition 2011
WorldDMB Members News - 26.09.2011 - Frontier Silicon Ltd. - China - China
You are invited to visit Frontier Silicon’s exclusive demonstration suite, where you can experience leading edge digital-audio broadcast, network and automotive technologies. Contact details to make an appointment are given at the end of this invitation.

Keystone Semiconductor Powers Lingo iRis to Deliver FM/DAB+/DAB+/DMB-R With ...
17.02.2011 - China - China
KeyStone's Single-Chip Receiver IC, KSW8650, Embedded In LINGO's iRis, Turns A Regular iPhone4 Battery Pack Into An FM/DAB/DAB /DMB-R Receiver With Real-Time Color Slide Show. KeyStone Semiconductor Corp. (KeyStone), a leading fabless semiconductor ...
From Benzinga:

Factum wins more business in China
19.05.2010 - China - China
PushRadio is a new technology developed in China for downloading files over DAB/DAB /DMB broadcasting networks to personal portable receivers, thus enabling ...
From TMCnet:

MODIBEC Beijing 2008
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China, October 27, 2008 - A MODIBEC seminar was held in Beijing.

2008-09-04 11:21:03 - China Digital TV Industry Report 2008 - a ...
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... the State Administration of Radio, Film and Television of the People´s Republic of China on June 20th 2007, the number of cable digital TV users across ...
From PR-Inside.com (Pressemitteilung), Austria:

Atmel Supports Digital Broadcasting Information Service, Journaline, at the Olympic Games in Beijing
WorldDMB Members News - 08.08.2008 - ATMEL Germany GmbH - China - China
Heilbronn, Germany, August 8, 2008....Atmel® Corporation (Nasdaq: ATML), announced today that it supports a new text-based information service for digital broadcasting, called Journaline®, which will be integrated into several shuttle vehicles at the 2008 Summer Olympics in China.

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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 1.4 billion
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 4%
Services: 17 DAB, 4 DMB, 4 Data
Last update: 29.09.2014

Useful Links

www.abs.ac.cn/en/
www.sarft.gov.cn/