DAB+ Workshop in collaboration with ABU and RTM Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, 28 February - 4 March 2014

Organised by WorldDAB Event

Date: 28th February - 4th March 2014

Location: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Types: Workshop

28 Feb - 4 Mar 2014, Kuala Lumpur

Radio Television Malaysia (RTM), WorldDMB, the Tun Abdul Razak Institute of Broadcasting and Information (IPPTAR) and the ABU have organised this digital radio broadcasting showcase event which will be of significant interest to all radio broadcasters in the region. This event, “RTM-WorldDMB-ABU DAB+ Technology Workshop and Transmission Demonstration”, will showcase the DAB+ standard and its transmission technology demonstrating its features and efficiency improvements compared to analogue FM broadcast.

The event comprises a 2-day technology workshop followed by a 1-day transmission trial and field measurement exercise in and around the city of Kuala Lumpur and half day session to discuss the results of the test. The workshop will provide the participants with up to date information on implementation of DAB+ technology, its enhancements and its planning and digital radio implementation aspects.

The project aims to equip the participants with expertise in the area of digital radio

Download the draft programme here (pdf).  

Location: Lecture room in the IPPTAR buildings at the main RTM site in central Kuala Lumpur

IPPTAR Building
50614 Kuala Lumpur


Day 1:  DAB+ Digital Radio Overview and Services Day
Friday 28 February 


  • Overview of Regulation and Planning in Malaysia MCMC
  • How Malaysian broadcasters will benefit from DAB+ digital radio
  • Overview of DAB+ Digital Radio – capabilities and functionality
  • Personal Receivers – types, features and trends
  • Automotive Receivers – types, features and which vehicle manufacturers support DAB+
  • Examples of new services and platforms Kath Brown
  • Smartphones and Hybrid Radio Apps – Opportunities for Malyasian broadcasters
  • Why DAB+ makes radio environmentally friendly
  • RTM Kuala Lumpur DAB+ Trial System description


Day 2:  Infrastructure System Planning Day
Saturday 1 March 2014


  • Engineering aspects of regulation
  • Structure of DAB+ broadcasting
  • Head end system – Services and Structure
    •  Multiplexing and stream structure
    •  Data services
    • Signalling
  • Delay systems
  • Structure of DAB+ broadcasting
  • Transmission
    • ETI / EDI
    • Modulation
    • Antenna systems
  • PAD generation methods and hybrid operation overview
  • Playout Systems and PAD Server
  • RF planning

Coverage: Planning tools, Single Frequency Networks, Multi Frequency Networks, Network design, Coverage modelling

Interference: Co-Channel – DAB+ to DAB+, Adjacent Channel, DAB+ to DAB+, DTV,

Network Planning:  Network types, Multiplexer / head-end location options, Connectivity options, Cost benefit analysis, System construction options

System construction phase:  System design and documentation, Tendering, Construction planning, Project management, Commissioning

Operations and Maintenance: Network Management systems, System monitoring, Maintenance programs, Operations management, On-going activities and financial control


Day 3:  Field Measurement Day
Sunday 2 March 201

Field testing activities - 4 – 6 field trips of approx 1.5 hrs each


Day 4: DAB+ Results and Discussion Day
Tuesday 4 March 2014

  • Presentation of field testing results Dr Les Sabel
  • Questions and Answers Panel session
  • Next steps to move forward:  Regulation, Collaboration and commercialisation, Rollout timing, geography and cost
  • Next Steps for Malaysia - Panel session




Register as an Attendee Register for the DAB+ Workshop in collaboration with RTM Malaysia

Register for the DAB+ Workshop in collaboration with RTM Malaysia.

Cost: Free to attend