Norway - Current situation - History


Norway has two national DAB multiplexes, one of which is split into seven regions. The overall coverage is about 80%. According to the Geneva 2006 (GE06) frequency plan there is capacity for a further three multiplexes, two of which are divided into smaller areas adapted to local radio. There is currently strong cooperation between the public and commercial broadcasters. Further investment in marketing and closer co-operation within the industry has lead to an increase in DAB receiver sales. In large areas, the population already has more than twice as many radio channels on DAB compared to what is available on FM. NRK, the public broadcaster, plans to start FM switch off in 2014.