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
- Local multiplex: 1 Trial
There is currently one trial local multiplex on-air with 12 DAB+ simulcast services (7 from RTM and 5 from commercial stations).
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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.
WorldDAB workshop in Kuala Lumpur- 16.12.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
2017 ABU Digital Broadcasting symposium date announced15.12.2016 - Malaysia -
Digital in focus at DBS 2016- 04.03.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
Malaysian Communications Minister presented with a digital radio at DBS2016- 01.03.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
WorldDAB working on character for digital radios with Asian characters- 01.03.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
"Exciting times ahead for digital radio"- 29.02.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia - - Australia -
Broadcasters must work with governments for the future of DAB+ in Asia Pacific- 18.02.2016 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
WorldDAB to be Principal Sponsor of ABU DBS 201629.01.2016 - Malaysia -
WorldDAB at ABU Digital Broadcasting Symposium 2016- 21.12.2015 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
ABU Digital Symposium 2016 Announces Agenda- 17.11.2015 - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union (ABU) - Malaysia -
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Last update: 05.06.2015