Broadcast versus Broadband and LTE

Research and analysis by a number of organisations outlines the case for broadcast radio, and why radio transmitted via radio cellular networks (LTE) is not a solution: 


Coutts Analysis of use of Mobile Telecommunications

Analysis of use of Mobile Telecommunications Networks to Deliver Broadcast Radio in Australia

This report finds that mobile broadband communications networks, particularly in regional areas, are not a replacement for broadcast free to air radio.  

Coutts Communications, Australia, November 2014

Broadcast or broadband?  On the future of terrestrial radio supply

Analysis of radio transmission in Bavaria, Germany, through DAB+ or LTD - comparing the costs of supply

Bayerische Landeszentrale für neue Medien (BLM) and Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Germany, March 2014





Radio via 3G/4G instead of FM/DAB+ – how hard can it be?

Teracom AS, Sweden, November 2012






Delivery of radio services over IP bidirectional network

Simon Mason, Head of New Product Development gave the following presentation at the WorldDAB 2010 General Assembly in Dublin, Ireland. 

Mobile not a realistic option for radio: EBU

A new EBU Technical Review paper examines the real world costs of distributing and consuming radio and concludes that broadcast technologies remain the best option.

So you think it is only radio?

Read about just some of the possibilities offered by the DAB family of standards.