Malaysia

Last update: 30-09-2014 - older versions

A DAB+ workshop and trial was organised by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), ABU (Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union) and WorldDMB in Kuala Lumpur in February 2014, a day of field measurements. Field test measuring equipment was set-up to demonstrate to participants the effects of reception in a mobile environment. Various types of DAB+ radio receivers were shown to the participants during the field trip to show the performance of a receiver and its ability to playback text and images.

A proposal and recommendation paper is now being prepared by RTM for submission to the Ministry of Communication and Multimedia for consideration of DAB+ as a Digital Sound Broadcasting system for Malaysia.

Last update: 28-07-2015 - older versions

In this country there is

on air.

There is currently one trial local multiplex on-air with 12 DAB+ simulcast services (7 from RTM and 5 from commercial stations).

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 12 0 12

Last update: 03-12-2014 - older versions

Malaysia has been running a DAB+ digital radio trial in Kuala Lumpur since October 2009. The technical trial is organised by Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), Telekom Malaysia and is supported by the regulator the Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC). The trial involves one transmitter on the Kuala Lumpur Tower plus five filler transmitters in Kelang, Bukit Lanjan, Bukit Sungei Besi, Kajang and Sepang. The trial is broadcast on Band III, Channel 11B and carries 15 DAB+ simulcast services and 1 exclusive data service (EPG).

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 – a stronger WorldDAB presence in the Asia-Pacific region
06.03.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB is once more the Principal Sponsor of ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium this year. Talking about the DAB+ expansion in the Asia-Pacific and other regions across the globle, Ms Bernie O'Neill, Project Director of WorldDAB said that 2017 is a landmark year for the organisation.
From Public Now:

Factum Radioscape to attend ABU DBS
WorldDAB Members News - 02.03.2017 - Factum Radioscape - Malaysia - Malaysia
Expect to see Factum Radioscape on the show floor for the 2017 Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium, as the company announced that it will have a booth on the exhibition floor.
From Radio World:

WorldDAB's workshop at ABU DBS next week
01.03.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
Titled "DAB+ expansion in Asia Pacific", the WorldDAB workshop will cover the latest developments in DAB+ digital radio, an introduction to hybrid radio, the business case for implementing DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones. This year, for the first time there will be a DAB+ pavilion featuring supply chain companies with a footprint in Asia Pacific - Connects2, Factum Radioscape, GatesAir, IZT, Paneda and RadioDNS.
From Asia Radio Today:

WorldDAB's workshop at ABU DBS next week
01.03.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
Titled "DAB+ expansion in Asia Pacific", the WorldDAB workshop will cover the latest developments in DAB+ digital radio, an introduction to hybrid radio, the business case for implementing DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones. Speakers include Joan Warner as well as Lindsay Cornell from the BBC, Les Sabel and Bernie O'Neill from WorldDAB, Nick Piggott from RadioDNS, and Jørn Jensen from NRK in Norway, the first country to switch off FM.
From Radioinfo :

WorldDAB to host workshop at upcoming Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Symposium
WorldDAB Members News - 02.02.2017 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up for its annual Digital Radio Workshop, taking place on Monday, March 6, during ABU's 2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium.
From Radio Magazine:

WorldDAB to hold Digital Radio Workshop
01.02.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
Details for WorldDAB’s annual Digital Radio Workshop, which is scheduled to take place during the 2017 ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium, have been announced. Titled “DAB+ expansion in Asia Pacific,” the workshop plans to cover DAB+ digital radio developments, an introduction to hybrid radio, the business case for implementing DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones.
From Radio World:

ABU DBS 2017 puts focus on digital
WorldDAB Members News - 31.01.2017 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia - Malaysia
The Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2017 is going digital, or at least that is what will be one of the main ideas at the core of this year’s event.
From Radio World:

WorldDAB announces workshop agenda for ABU DBS 2017
27.01.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
Titled "DAB+ expansion in Asia Pacific," the WorldDAB workshop will cover the latest developments in DAB+ digital radio, an introduction to hybrid radio, the business case for implementing DAB+ and the benefits of DAB+ in smartphones. Speakers include Joan Warner as well as Lindsay Cornell from the BBC, Les Sabel and Bernie O'Neill from WorldDAB, Nick Piggott from RadioDNS, and Jørn Jensen from NRK in Norway, the first country to switch off FM
From Radioinfo:

WorldDAB announces workshop agenda for ABU DBS 2017
27.01.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up for its popular annual Digital Radio Workshop, taking place on Monday 6 March at ABU's 2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium
From Asia Radio Today:

WorldDAB announces workshop agenda for ABU DBS 2017
26.01.2017 - Malaysia - Malaysia
WorldDAB has announced the line-up for its popular annual Digital Radio Workshop, taking place on Monday 6 March at ABU’s 2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 29.2 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 10%
Services: 12 DAB+
Last update: 05.06.2015

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