Norway - Coverage - History

25.10.2016

In Norway, 99.5% of the population has access to DAB reception. Public broadcaster NRK has 99.5% population coverage. Commercial stations have 92.8% coverage.

DAB network covers the same percentage of the population as the largest FM-network, and the commercial network reaches out to a large population. Tunnels will have DAB-coverage during 2016, and all tunnels that require FM-coverage today, will be equipped with DAB. All new tunnels longer than 500m will have DAB.

Contrary to FM, where only a few channels have tunnel coverage, all channels on air outside.

416 tunnels will have DAB by 2020, however most will be completed by 2017. The coverage area for DAB is equal to or better than the FM-network.

A coverage map can be found on the Digitalradio Norge website. (Enter address or choose postal zipcode and your requested channel, and the map will show the coverage of the relevant area. An orange colour indicates strong signals.)

A video showing some of the challenges of building a DAB network covering all of Norway`s challenging topography can be seen on the "Hva er digitalradio?" website.

18.08.2015

In Norway, 99.5% of the population has access to DAB reception. Public broadcaster NRK has 99.5% population coverage. Commercial stations have 92.8% coverage.

DAB network covers the same percentage of the population as the largest FM-network, and the commercial network reaches out to a large population. Tunnels will have DAB-coverage during 2016, and all tunnels that require FM-coverage today, will be equipped with DAB.

Contrary to FM, where only a few channels have tunnel coverage, all channels on air outside.

At least 260 tunnels will be upgraded in total. The coverage area for DAB is equal to or better than the FM-network.

A coverage map can be found on the Digitalradio Norge website. (Enter address or choose postal zipcode and your requested channel, and the map will show the coverage of the relevant area. An orange colour indicates strong signals.)

A video showing some of the challenges of building a DAB network covering all of Norway`s challenging topography can be seen on the "Hva er digitalradio?" website.

06.08.2015

In Norway, 99.5% of the population has access to DAB reception. Public broadcaster NRK has 99.5% population
coverage.
Commercial stations have 92.8% coverage.

DAB network covers the same percentage of the population as the largest FM-network, and the commercial network reaches out to a large population. Tunnels will have DAB-coverage during 2016, and all tunnels that require FM-coverage today, will be equipped with DAB.

Contrary to FM, where only a few channels have tunnel coverage, all channels on air outside.

At least 260 tunnels will be upgraded in total. Area coverage for DAB is equal to or better than FM-network.

A coverage map can be found on the Digitalradio Norge website. (Enter address or choose postal zipcode,, and your requested channel, and the map will show the coverage of the relevant area. Orange colour indicates strong signals.

A video showing some of the challenges of building a DAB network covering all of Norway`s challenging topography can be seen on the "Hva er digitalradio?" website.