Algeria

Last update: 19.02.2018 - older versions

Algerian broadcaster - TDA - launched a DAB+ trial to coincide with World Radio Day on 13 February 2018, broadcasting four radio stations in the capital Algers, and covering 68% of the city's population.  TDA's objective with this trial is to begin the process of migration from FM analogue to DAB+ digital radio. 

 

Read more information in the official TDA press release here.

Last update: 14.02.2018

The DAB+ transmitter is located in Tamanfoust and covers the east and the center parts of the capital, Algiers. 68% of the population of Algiers is covered by the DAB+ trial multiplex. The multiplex will cover the communes of Bordj El Bahri, Dar El Beïda, Mohammadia, Hussein Dey, Sidi M'hamed, Algiers center, Bab El Oued, Rouiba and Reghaïa. The transmitter will also partly cover the city of Boumerdès.

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Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 4 0 4

Last update: 19.08.2019 - older versions

68% of the population of Algiers area (Algiers bay and eastern area) are covered by one transmitter with the following technical specifications:  

- Transmitter power: 600 W
- Frequency: (5B) 176.64 MHz
- Population covered: 68% of Algiers 
- Number of channels:   4
- Bit rate: 192 kbit/s with protection profile 3A-(1/2)

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 40.6 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 7.03%
Services: 4 DAB+
Last update: 15.02.2018