Azerbaijan

Last update: 16.10.2023 - older versions

The Azerbaijan Ministry of Digital Development and Transport reports that the "Action Plan for the introduction and development of digital radio broadcasting in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan" was approved by the Order No. 818s of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 7 October 2023. From August 26, 2019, a test broadcast of DAB+ standard digital radio is being carried out in Baku city and the Absheron peninsula. As a result of the implementation of the approved Action Plan, it is planned that by 2026, about 70 percent of the republic's cities and regional centres, as well as highways, and 99.6 percent of the country's territory will be covered by digital radio broadcasting. At the end of this process, a full transition to digital radio broadcasting will be provided in the country.

 

Last update: 03.05.2022 - older versions

DAB+ coverage map for Azerbaijan (March 2020) 

DAB+ first and second level road coverage: 30 km

Last update: 03.03.2021

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Last update: 07.07.2020

Representatives from network operator Teleradio PU and the Azerbaijan Automobile Dealers Association (AADA) held meetings in July 2020 to discuss how to ensure that DAB+ digital radio is included as standard in all new cars imported and sold in Azerbaijan. They also considered how to promote the benefits of DAB+ in the car to radio listeners.

AADA agreed to carry out a review of the current radio landscape in Azerbaijan, with particular focus on DAB+, and to include market research to understand more fully the perceptions and needs of both drivers and car dealers in relation to radio. Teleradio PU committed to providing financial support for the launch of consumer marketing campaigns aimed at raising driver awareness of DAB+ digital radio.

 

Last update: 14.06.2022 - older versions

In August 2019, Azerbaijan successfully launched a DAB+ trial in Baku.

A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available to listeners in the capital city and the wider region of the Absheron peninsula, covering approximately 3 million people.

Analogue radio to be phased out in Azerbaijan
25.10.2023 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
FM analogue radio broadcasting will be phased out in Azerbaijan from 2028. This was reflected in the "Action Plan for the introduction and development of digital radio broadcasting in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan". After 99.6 percent of the country's territory is covered by DAB+ digital radio broadcasting, radio receivers in new cars manufactured and imported in the country comply with the DAB+ standard, there are enough DAB+ radio receivers for household use and cars on sale, and after the population is properly informed, FM analogue radio broadcasts will be phased out.

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By 2026, 99.6 percent of Azerbaijan to be covered by DAB+
16.10.2023 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
The "Action Plan for the introduction and development of digital radio broadcasting in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan" was approved by the Order No. 818s of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated October 7, 2023. AZERTAC was told by the Ministry of Digital Development and Transport that the introduction of DAB+ standard digital radio in the European Union and other developed countries in connection with the transition to digital radio broadcasting made it necessary to take appropriate measures in connection with the transition to this standard in Azerbaijan.

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Azerbaijan action plan for transition to DAB+ approved
16.10.2023 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
The "Action Plan for the introduction and development of digital radio broadcasting in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan" was approved by the Order No. 818s of the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Azerbaijan dated 7 October 2023. From August 26, 2019, a test broadcast of DAB+ standard digital radio is being carried out in Baku city and the Absheron peninsula. As a result of the implementation of the approved Action Plan, it is planned that by 2026, about 70 percent of the republic's cities and regional centres, as well as highways, and 99.6 percent of the country's territory will be covered by digital radio broadcasting. At the end of this process, a full transition to digital radio broadcasting will be provided in the country.

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Azerbaijan takes first steps toward DAB+ deployment
02.07.2020 - Radio-Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications Production Union (Teleradio PU) - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
The Azerbaijan Automobile Dealers Association (AADA) confirmed it will carry out a review of the current radio landscape in Azerbaijan, with particular focus on DAB+, and to include market research to understand more fully the perceptions and needs of both drivers and car dealers in relation to radio.

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Successful DAB+ trial ongoing in Azerbaijan
17.10.2019 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has successfully launched a DAB+ trial in Baku. A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available to listeners in the capital and the wider region of the Absheron peninsula, covering around three million people.

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DAB+ trial successful in Azerbaijan
16.10.2019 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Radio and Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communication of the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan carried out digital broadcasting of European DAB + (Digital Audio Broadcasting) standard in Baku and Absheron peninsula.

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Azerbaijan starts DAB+ broadcasts
03.10.2019 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan has successfully launched a DAB+ trial in Baku. A total of 12 DAB+ stations are available to listeners in the capital and the wider region of the Absheron peninsula, covering approximately 3 million people.

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Azerbaijan to study possibility of switching to European standard of digital radio
20.11.2017 - Azerbaijan Azerbaijan
Azerbaijan will consider the possibility of switching to digital radio, including DAB, if the receiving equipment of users reaches a peak point, the Teleradio production association told Trend. (Subscription)

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    Three new members join WorldDAB

    05.08.2020

    Three new organisations have joined WorldDAB since May 2020. They are Malta's network operator Digi B Network Ltd., Chinese receiver manufacturer Hidaka Corporation and Azerbaijan's network operator Radio-Television Broadcasting and Satellite Communications Production Unity (Teleradio PU). WorldDAB now has a total of 106 members from 32 countries.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 10.0 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 33%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 03.05.2022

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