Indonesia

Last update: 09.08.2018 - older versions

In April 2016 public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) launched trial DAB+ digital radio services in Jakarta.

A decree issued by Ministry of Communication and Informatics Republic of Indonesia (MCIT) states that Indonesia will use DAB+ as its official digital platform on Band III.

Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), the public service broadcaster, has been operating a DAB+ trial since August 2013, powered by a 2.5 KW transmitter and antenna located at the top of the RRI headquarters in Jakarta, Indonesia, using channel 12D VHF on Band III. The first stage of the DAB+ trial will cover the Jakarta area and in the future RRI plans to develop coverage and the number of programmes covered by the trial.

RRI and MCIT will launch DAB+ services from two RRI radio stations, one in Entikong, a small city of Kalimantan / Borneo, and the other in Batam City, an island close to border of Singapore. These services are in line with Presidential policy to serve Indonesian citizens in border areas and remote areas. The content will be local, regional and national programmes.

Last update: 05.03.2021 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

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(a)    These web pages are updated regularly to reflect current services on air, however they may not be exactly up to date.

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There are 8 DAB+ programmes on air, 5 are simulcasts of FM programmes and three are programmes available exclusively via DAB+ digital radio. All the programmes are aired 19 hours per day.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 5 3 8

Last update: 24.05.2016 - older versions

The availability of affordably priced digital radio receivers is a key factor in the successful rollout of DAB+ digital radio in Indonesia and the Indonesian radio industry is working with receiver manufacturers. Now at least one digital radio manufacturer in Indonesia (Panasonic Indonesia) has produced a digital DAB/DAB+ receiver for the Indonesian market. At present this company is waiting for a licence to sell the receiver in Indonesia.

Last update: 06.07.2015

There are 8 DAB+ programmes on air, 5 are simulcasts of FM programmes and three are programmes available exclusively via DAB+ digital radio. All the programmes are aired 19 hours per day.

Last update: 06.07.2015 - older versions

The Government is assessing new regulation and channel planning for the implementation of DAB+. The Government has plans to use the spectrum frequency Channel 5 of Band III  in the Jakarta area. The spectrum frequency for other cities is being prepared by the Government.

DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration commences
25.09.2012 - WorldDAB News - Indonesia Indonesia
Yesterday saw the start of a four day DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration, in Jakarta, Indonesia. The event is jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU), Ministry for Communications and Technology, Radio Republic Indonesia (RRI), Commercial Radio Australia and WorldDMB.

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The Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of Indonesia (KOMINFO), Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), WorldDMB and the ABU to hold a DAB+ Technology Showcase in Jakarta, Indonesia
19.09.2012 - WorldDAB News - Indonesia Indonesia
This DAB+ technology workshop and transmission demonstration will comprise of a two day technology workshop followed by a two day transmission trial and field measurement exercise in and around the city of Jakarta, Indonesia from 24- 27 September. The event is jointly organised by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, Ministry for Communications and Technology, Radio Republic Indonesia and WorldDMB.

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Be positive about radio's future Warner tells RadioAsia Conference
14.05.2012 - Indonesia Indonesia
The case study in Australia, where Radio is outperforming most other media in audience and revenue is a good example. In Australia digital radio is succeeding and has achieved a 10% penetration of the population in around 3 years.

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Tell the story with your audience says Mike McCluskey at RadioAsia
10.05.2012 - Indonesia Indonesia
While AM/FM radio consumption is still 64%, DAB listening in the UK is now 20%, listening through TVs is 6%, internet listening is 4%. The new platforms bring the opportunity of adding visuals to the radio program, according to Cohen.

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Radio Asia 2012 make avenues for the radio industry in APAC region
08.05.2012 - Indonesia Indonesia
Emphasising more about radio's importance he added that, often low-tech methods of communication can have a much greater reach and impact than the high-tech communications methods of the digital era, as remotely located people do not have access to all ...

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Radio Asia delegates urged to adopt latest ideas
07.05.2012 - Indonesia Indonesia
With new radio you can download, discuss and connect,” said the Minister. Indonesia has chosen DAB as the national digital standard for the country's switch to digital. Digital radio is considered a solution to the high demand for FM channels, ...

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Radio Asia delegates urged to adopt latest ideas
07.05.2012 - Indonesia Indonesia
The 7th Radio Asia conference has begun in Jakarta. Speaking at the conference opening, ABU Secretary General Javad Mottaghi said “radio must look to the latest ideas to continue to be sustainable and influential in this region… Radio plays such an important role in the lives of so many people.”

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Indonesian digital radio delegation visit Australia
10.10.2011 - Commercial Radio Australia WorldDAB Member - Indonesia Indonesia
Indonesian radio broadcasters from public and commercial stations are visiting Australia this week, to hold technical and policy meetings with key digital radio stakeholders, attend the National Radio Conference on the Gold Coast and visit the Darwin DAB+ trial being conducted in similar climatic conditions to those in Indonesia

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Radio in Indonesia to go Digital
27.04.2009 - Indonesia Indonesia
[Jakarta] On 15th April 2009, a Ministerial Decree was released, confirming that the DAB family,...

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Radio in Indonesia to go Digital
24.04.2009 - WorldDAB News - Indonesia Indonesia
Radio in Indonesia to go Digital The Indonesian Government announced the DAB family as the official Digital Radio standard for the country

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 272.5 million
Services: 8 DAB+
Last update: 28.05.2021

Useful Links

Radio Republik Indonesia
Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of the Republic of Indonesia (MCIT)