Austria - Current situation - History

22.01.2019

Following the launch of the regional DAB+ network in the eastern region of Austria in April 2018, a national DAB + network will launch on 28 May 2019 with more radio programs across Austria, marking the start of a new era for radio broadcasting in Austria.

ORS comm GmbH & Co KG was granted a licence on 2 August 2018 for the operation of the nationwide DAB+ multiplex for a period of 10 years. Within the next three years, first the provincial capitals and important traffic routes will be covered, with a planned total DAB+ coverage of approximately 83 per cent of the Austrian population.

Austrian telecommunications regulator RTR has committed to provide four million euros from its digitisation fund to support the introduction of DAB+ digital radio in Austria.

 

 

 

03.08.2018

On April 4, 2018, the DAB+ trial on air in Vienna and its surrounding area went into fixed-service operation. In 2019 Austria will launch its first nationwide DAB+ multiplex, allowing 11 radio stations to be broadcast. 

The license has been awarded to ORS comm for 10 years, with construction of the technical network commencing in Vienna from the spring of 2019, with further cities to follow in 2020.

Austrian telecommunications regulator RTR has committed to provide four million euros from its digitisation fund to support the introduction of DAB+ digital radio in Austria.

 

 

 

25.06.2018

On April 4, 2018, the DAB+ trial on air in Austria and its surrounding area went into fixed-service operation. National expansion follows in further stages.

A call for bids for one nationwide and regional/local multiplexes started in January 2017 and ended on June 12th 2017. The tender from local or regional terrestrial multiplex platforms for digital terrestrial broadcasting in the standard DAB+ (MUX II) is online at https://www.rtr.at/de/m/Ausschreibungen

Key aspects of the tender:

  • this is the call for bids for one nationwide multiplex-network with the option to regionalise and a second call for bids for additional regional/local networks (both platform + transmitter-network).
  • The network should be optimised in the use of frequencies - that means SFN.
  • The call for tenders ended on June, 12th 2017.
  • The association Digitalradio Austria is happy to provide further information for potential suppliers.

Austrian telecommunications regulator RTR has committed to provide four million euros from its digitisation fund to support the introduction of DAB+ digital radio in Austria.