Last update: 01-10-2013 - older versions
Since the launch of its first pilot DAB+ trials in late 2009 in the capital city of Kuala Lumpur, there is no decision yet on the time line for the implementation of digital radio and broadcasting services in Malaysia. Currently, the sole DAB+ equipment (from head-end to transmitter) are owned and operated by the public broadcaster, Radio TV Malaysia (RTM).
In February 2013, RTM invited local agencies such as the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC), various members of the local radio industry and Telecoms Malaysia to a joint field trial study. Some elements of the field trials included identifying minimum reception figures for in building reception loss, minimum figures for acceptable mobile reception and speed tests.
Considering the conservative power of the trial DAB+ transmitter of 1 kW, the results of the field trial looks promising and are in line with figures already established by the ITU and in broadcasting agencies in Australia.
Currently 15 FM radio programs are made available on the DAB+ platform, nine from RTM and six from the commercial radio stations.
Efforts are now underway to study/familiarise staff with other aspects of the DAB+ system such as adding Slideshow (SLS) and text (DL) in order to maximize the full potential of DAB+. Therefore, Malaysia is still currently at a stage of gaining familiarity, experience and confidence with DAB+ technology.
Last update: 15-10-2012
In this country there is
- Local multiplex: 1 Trial
In this country there is one trial local multiplex on air with three simulcast data services and 15 DAB+ simulcast services
|Simulcast on AM / FM||Exclusive on digital||Total of services|
Last update: 26-11-2013 - older versions
Malaysia ran a DMB trial between January and mid-March 2008. It was a technical trial, organised with support from the regulator: the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The trial involved one transmitter on the Kuala Lumpur Tower plus a filler transmitter at the MCMC head office in Cyberjaya. It was broadcast on Band III, Channel 11B and carried two radio services and two TV channels.
Last update: 03-10-2013 - older versions
Key features of digital radio regulation in Malaysia include;
- Band III has been identified for DAB
- There is an allocation for a “Digital Multimedia Services (DMS)” in the L-Band (1452 – 1492 MHz)
The first edition of the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission’s Spectrum Plan was released on 1 January 2002 which identified Eureka 147 (DAB) as a Digital Sound Broadcasting System (DSB) and has allocated spectrum in its Spectrum Plan.
The Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) is the regulator for the converging communications and multimedia industry. There are two main broadcast groups under MCMC, Digital Sound Broadcast (DSB) and Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT). Both DSB and DTT have completed their standard submission for DAB and DVB respectively and the standards are now under public scrutiny. DSB proposed DAB and DMB as the DSB standard to MCMC. Due to the current development of DAB+, DSB is proposing DAB+ to the MCMC as an attachment to the previous document.
Digital Radio an important topic at the RadioAsia 2014 conference29.05.2014 - United Kingdom - - India - - Hong Kong - - Malaysia -
RadioAsia2014: Successes and challenges for Asian radio24.05.2014 - India - - Malaysia - - Hong Kong - - Thailand - - Bangladesh -
ABU Symposium Speakers Predict Hybrid Approach to Digital Radio13.03.2014 - Malaysia -
Industry experts predict hybrid approach to digital radio10.03.2014 - Malaysia -
DAB+ radios on show at DBS201410.03.2014 - Malaysia -
Time is now for DAB+ in Asia07.03.2014 - Malaysia -
The time is now for DAB+ in the Asia Pacific05.03.2014 - Malaysia -
The world is changing, broadcasters must innovate: Digital Symposium 201405.03.2014 - Malaysia -
KL Symposium starts with digital radio workshop04.03.2014 - Malaysia -
Symposium shows how to save millions with DAB+28.02.2014 - Malaysia -
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|Services:||15 DAB+, 3 Data|
Last update: 01.10.2013