Kuwait

Last update: 10-05-2018 - older versions

Regular DAB+ radio was launched in the state of Kuwait on the 13th of October 2014.

Digital audio broadcasting DAB+ services are on air in Kuwait via a Single Frequency Network platform between South Subahiya and Subiah with 4.5 kw power transmission each and liberation tower with 2 Kw power transmission, this SFN platform with 15 programs covers 100% of population area in state of Kuwait.

Two DAB+ stations joined the existing SFN network in October 2017.

Additional DAB+ stations were launched in February 2018.

 

 

 

Last update: 10-05-2018 - older versions

DAB currently covers 100% of the population.

In this country there is

on air.

Simulcast on AM / FM Exclusive on digital Total of services
DAB+ programmes 16 0 16

Last update: 27-11-2013

Key features of regulation for digital radio in Kuwait are;

  • Band III
New DAB+ broadcasts start in Kuwait and Algeria
21.02.2018 - Kuwait - Kuwait - Algeria - Algeria
On Feb. 18, the Kuwaiti Minister of Information, Mohmmad Al-Jabri, inaugurated a new DAB+ mux transmission from Al-Metlaa, north of Kuwait City. He indicated to Kuwait Television the planning of the new service began two years earlier, according to kuna.net.kw. In Tamenfoust, Algeria, the pilot station Télédiffusion d'Algérie (TDA) entered service, broadcasting with a DAB+ mux, on the occasion of World Radio Day. This operation is the first of its kind in Algeria.
From Radiomag:

Kuwait welcomes more DAB+ services
20.02.2018 - Kuwait - Kuwait
New DAB+ stations were inaugurated by Kuwait's Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri on Sunday at Al-Metlaa, north of Kuwait City.
From Radio World:

New DAB+ stations launched in Kuwait
20.02.2018 - Kuwait - Kuwait
Kuwaiti Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri has inaugurated the new generation of digital DAB+ audio broadcasting stations in Al-Metlaa north of Kuwait City. The minister said the launch of the digital broadcasting service was part of a plan that began two years ago, inspired by the Kuwait Vision 2035 development strategy.
From Telecompaper:

New DAB+ station launched in Kuwait
18.02.2018 - Kuwait - Kuwait
Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri inaugurated on Sunday the new generation of digital DAB+ audio broadcasting stations in Al-Metlaa north of Kuwait City. In a statement to KUNA and Kuwait Television, the inister indicated that the digital broadcasting launch was part of a plan that began two years ago.
From Kuwait News Agency:

Kuwaiti minister inaugurates DAB+ stations
18.02.2018 - Kuwait - Kuwait
Minister of Information Mohammad Al-Jabri inaugurated on Sunday the new generation of digital DAB+ audio broadcasting stations in Al-Metlaa north of Kuwait City. In a statement to KUNA and Kuwait Television, the inister indicated that the digital broadcasting launch was part of a plan that began two years ago.
From MENAFN.COM:

Sultan Telecom Delivers FM & Digital Radio Broadcast Stations for the Ministry of Information, Subbiya
12.11.2014 - Kuwait - Kuwait
Sultan Telecom, a subsidiary of The Sultan Center Group of companies and the leader in Telecommunications in Kuwait, announced the inauguration of the second of the two Radio Broadcast Station Projects with the Ministry of Information. The Project consisted of setting up for the Ministry an FM & Digital Radio Broadcast Station in Subbiya. The new broadcast station works on FM and DAB+ (Digital Audio Broadcast) simultaneously which is a more efficient method of utilizing existing frequencies in radio broadcasting.
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Key Information

Status: regular
Population: 4.4 million
Population coverage: Sparkline Graph 100%
Services: 16 DAB+
Last update: 10.05.2018

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Ministry of Information