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: 24-05-2016

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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.

Norway first country to switch off FM radio
14.12.2017 - Indonesia - Indonesia
As scheduled, the country's most northern regions and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic switched to DAB+ in the late morning, said Digitalradio Norge.
From Jakarta Post:

Radio Digitalisation is progressing rapidly throughout Indonesia
WorldDAB Members News - 10.03.2017 - RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia) - Indonesia - Indonesia
Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has today 92 has spread across Indonesia which consists of 17,000 islands. Managing radio infrastructure and services to reach more than 250 million people is not an easy task. There are presently 205 radio channels broadcasting an average of 20 hours every day.
From Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union:

Indonesia switches on DAB+
20.04.2016 - Indonesia - Indonesia
Radio Republik Indonesia, the public service broadcaster, has turned on DAB+ in Indonesia. This is a permanent DAB+ service, making Indonesia one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world. DAB+ broadcasts will cover an initial three cities, including the capital Jakarta.
From Media.info:

RRI Starts DAB+ service in Jakarta
WorldDAB Members News - 19.04.2016 - RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia) - Indonesia - Indonesia
With more than 250 million people, the adoption of DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world.
From Radio magazine:

Indonesia switches on DAB+ digital radio
WorldDAB Members News - 14.04.2016 - RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia) - Commercial Radio Australia - Indonesia - Indonesia
Public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI) has launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta. Commercial Radio Australia Chief Executive Officer and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair, Ms Joan Warner congratulated RRI on the launch.
From Commercial Radio Australia:

Indonesia switches on DAB+
14.04.2016 - Indonesia - Indonesia
Radio Republik Indonesia has launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta.With a population of more than 250 million, the switch to DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world.
From Radio Today:

RRI launches visual radio
WorldDAB Members News - 12.04.2016 - RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia) - Indonesia - Indonesia
RRI's Knvergensi Studio is not only limited to audio, but also combines audio, video, and text. This type of visual radio can then be displayed like television. This will be supported by optimizing DAB+ transmitters which broadcast with digital RRI.
From Asia Radio Today:

RRI launches visual radio
WorldDAB Members News - 28.03.2016 - RRI (Radio Republik Indonesia) - Indonesia - Indonesia
RRI's Knvergensi Studio is not only limited to audio, but also combines audio, video, and text. This type of visual radio can then be displayed like television. This will be supported by optimizing DAB+ transmitters which broadcast with digital RRI.
From Warta Kota:

New Digital Radio Guidelines Released
05.10.2012 - Indonesia - Indonesia
New guidelines for deploying digital radio were outlined during a four-day DAB technology workshop, held in Jakarta, Sept. 24–27. Organized by the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union, WorldDMB, the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology of ...
From Radio World:

Recommendations from digital radio workshop, Jakarta, Indonesia
WorldDAB News - 27.09.2012 - Indonesia - Indonesia
A digital radio technology workshop hosted by the regulator KOMINFO and public broadcaster RRI held in Jakarta this week and attended by public and private broadcasters from Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia recommends that broadcasters in the region start planning for the digitization of radio.

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Key Information

Status: trial and/or regulation
Population: 246.9 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 1.22%
Services: 8 DAB+
Last update: 26.07.2016

Useful Links

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