DAB+ planning, measurement and monitoring
Date: 20th March 2024
Location: Geneva, Switzerland
DAB+ planning, measurement and monitoring
Seminar from the WorldDAB Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee
20 March 2024 09:30 – 15:00 (CET)
EBU, Geneva, Switzerland and online
This seminar will deal with the three pillars for building an efficient DAB+ transmitter network:
- planning the transmitter network from a coverage point of view
- verifying its effective functionality
- monitoring of day to day operations
Experts from the industry, operators and regulators will share their experiences and expertise to give participants a deep insight into the best practice of building a DAB+ network or improving existing operations.
This seminar is aimed at broadcasters, network operators, regulators, policymakers and professional equipment manufacturers. This seminar is free to attend.
Meeting room “Genève”, EBU, Grand Saconnex, Geneva, Switzerland. For information about travelling to the venue, car parking etc click here.
Please note March is a busy time in Geneva, and we recommend booking as soon as possible.
DAB+ planning, measure and monitoring
09:30 – 09:40
Welcome and introduction
Speaker: Hanns Wolter, Technical Director, DAB Italia and Chair, WorldDAB Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee
TOPIC 1: PLANNING AND MEASUREMENT
09:40 – 10:00
DAB+ coverage planning – what models to use?
Speaker: Mats Ek, Technical Director, PROGIRA
10:00 – 10:20
DAB+ coverage planning from a spectrum regulator’s perspective
Speaker: Mauro Martino, Head of the Radio Spectrum office, AGCOM, Italy
10:20 – 10:40
10:40 – 11:00
11:00 – 11:20
DAB+ planning versus measurement
Speaker: Carlo Perotta, Sales Account Manager, Aldena
11:20 – 11:40
DAB+ measurement in complex scenarios
Speaker: Bruno Cigrovski, Head of Radiocommunications Department, OIV (Transmitters and Communications Ltd.), Croatia
11:40 – 12:00
Analysing DAB+ reception in vehicles to compare coverage simulations with real-world data
Speaker: Desmond S. Fuller, Senior Director, Hybrid Products, Senior Director, Xperi
12:00 – 12:20
|12:00 – 13:30
TOPIC 2: MONITORING
|13:30 – 13:50
How Norwegian national radio is using AI to enhance visualisation of DAB+ coverage measurement
Speaker: Håvard Wien, Head of radio distribution, NRK, Norway
|13:50 – 14:10
Monitoring a regional/local DAB+ network
Speaker: Yoann Queret, DAB+ network architect, digris
|14:10 – 14:30
Monitoring a national commercial/public DAB+ network
Speaker: Christian Werner, Product Manager, responsible for DAB+ and Longwave, Media Broadcast
|14:30 – 14:50
Hanns Wolter, Technical Director, DAB Italia and Chair, WorldDAB Spectrum and Network Implementation Committee
Hanns has been working in the DAB world since 2000 as a Product Manager and has, in these years worked on all issues regarding DAB, at both a national and international level, including the introduction of DAB+ in 2007. He is involved in network planning and spectrum issues and also works closely with hardware manufacturers for the deployment of a comprehensive DAB environment. Currently, he is responsible for the planning and management of the ongoing roll-out of DAB Italia’s network and all issues related to the creation, distribution and transmission of the multiplex.
Bruno Cigrovski, Head of Broadcasting Systems Department, OIV (Transmitters and Communications Ltd.)
Bruno Cigrovski is the Head of the Broadcasting Systems Department at Transmitters and Communications Ltd., the main broadcast network operator in Croatia. He is responsible for the development and optimisation of terrestrial FM, DVB-T2 and DAB+ networks. With over twenty years of experience in broadcasting networks, he actively participated in projects such as the construction of a new FM network, transition to DTT and switchover from DVB-T to DVBT-2 networks. During the past two years, he has been leading the team that is responsible for testing and the commercial deployment of the DAB+ national network in Croatia.
Mats Ek, Technical Director, PROGIRA
Mats holds a M.Sc.EE (Electronic Engineering) from 1987 at the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) in Stockholm, Sweden. Mats is Technical Director at PROGIRA®, provider of software for Network and Frequency planning, used in more than 50 countries globally. He has been active in the broadcasting industry since 1989, in the planning and standardization of digital broadcast systems such as T-DAB and the DVB-T/T2 and service planning and evaluation of ATSC 3.0 and the 5G Broadcast systems. He has taken part in many planning projects in different countries and actively worked within internationally groups such as for example EBU and ITU-R and is a member of the EBU Spectrum Planning Terrestrial project group.
Desmond S. Fuller, Senior Director, Hybrid Products, Xperi
With over thirty-five years of experience in software development, Desmond is responsible for several teams at Xperi that are innovating the future car dashboards for a more inclusive user experience across multiple content categories.
By working with the world's broadcasters, he is leading teams to bring big data to broadcast markets of all sizes. New insights are being developed from DTS AutoStage audience data about listener behavior such as where and when they are listening to your station.
Mauro Martino, Head of Radio Spectrum, AGCOM
Mauro Martino is the Head of Radio Spectrum at AGCOM, the Italian National Regulatory Authority for telecommunications and broadcasting. With nearly 25 years of experience at AGCOM, he has been responsible for spectrum management and licensing procedures, playing a key role in the preparation of AGCOM decisions. Mauro has been actively involved at the EU level, serving as a member of the Italian delegation to the Radio Spectrum Committee since its inception in 2002. Additionally, he provided advisory services to the EU Commission for spectrum policy issues as a member of the Radio Spectrum Policy Group (RSPG) from 2008. Throughout his career, Mauro has participated in various working groups within Berec, the IRG, and the RSPG. Notably, in 2021, he co-chaired the RSPG working group that produced a report and opinion on Spectrum Sharing. Prior to joining AGCOM, Mauro gained over 10 years of industry experience with leading telecommunications and ICT companies.
Carlo Perotta, member of the Board of Directors, ALDENA
Carlo is a member of the Board of Directors of ALDENA, a provider of broadcasting antennas used in more than 125 countries globally and the EMLAB radio network planning software, since 1979. Carlo obtained a Bachelor's Degree in Telecommunication Technologies Engineering at Politecnico di Milano. He gained experience as an RF engineer consultant for mobile network operators and telecommunication companies. In 2007, he joined the broadcasting industry and ALDENA where has taken part in planning projects for several different countries as well as actively working in antenna design and service planning for digital broadcast systems such as DAB+ and DVB-T2. Currently, he's also responsible to the ALDENA's EMLAB software tool development.
Yoann Queret, DAB+ network architect, digris
Yoann has worked in the radio world since 2000, and with DAB+ since 2014. He installed a multiplex in Paris in 2015 with OpenDigitalRadio tools. A Linux and networks lover, he contributes to the software development for Opendigitalradio. Since 2017 he deploys the software and network architecture for DAB+ broadcasting in Switzerland, France and England. He is the infrastructure manager, responsible for the platforms and their supervision.
Christian Werner, Product Manager, responsible for DAB+ and Longwave, Media Broadcast
After starting his career in Finance and Controlling in the Automotive Business, Christian changed in 2012 to the world of DAB+ at Media Broadcast. Since 2014 in his job as Product Manager he is responsible for the development of DAB+ at Media Broadcast. In his role he is required to manage the diverse network rollouts, fulfill customer needs and report financial results to the executive board. After ongoing progress of the german national multiplexes he is now focusing on the development of regional and local multiplexes as well as on further product features to strengthen DAB+.
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