Norway

DAB+ radio included in new Norwegian safety campaign
19.10.2018 - Norway - Norway
A DAB+ radio is an inclusion in the new Norwegian safety campaign: "You are part of Norway's preparedness". The brochure is by Norway's Directorate for Social Security and Preparedness, and has been launched in the event of extreme weather that could cause a loss in critical infrastructure, such as power, water and mobile networks.
From Radiobutikken:

DAB is more robust than FM
WorldDAB Members News - 19.10.2018 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
The transmitter network for DAB+ is more robust than the old FM network, both in terms of signal feed and power supply. NRK has a broadcast-based digital broadcasting network that offers far more opportunities to alert the population with both text and sound in all channels simultaneously. The network is available all over the country, along roads and tunnels.
From Fredriksstad Blad:

DAB is the future of Norwegian radio: Teknisk Ukeblad
18.10.2018 - Norway - Norway
“The transition to DAB has had a democratising and inclusive effect,” states Jan M. Moberg, CEO of Norwegian engineering magazine Teknisk Ukeblad (TU). In a column, Mr Moberg states that DAB and mobile networks that represent radio’s future in Norway, and that current difficulties facing the new DAB network will be rectified, at the expense of FM.
From Teknisk Ukeblad:

National radio listening in Norway remains stable
15.10.2018 - Norway - Norway
The latest listening figures from Norway’s Radio Listening Authority show that national radio listening is stable. Meanwhile listening figures from the third quarter of 2018 show that the niche channels have consolidated their position vis-a-vis the main channels.
From Medietilsynet:

Norway's switchover proves challenging but necessary
WorldDAB Members News - 19.09.2018 - Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation (NRK) - Norway - Norway
8 October marked 300 days since national radio stations in Norway switched off their last FM signals, and NRK director Jo Branaes details the lessons learnt.
From Radio World:

The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is building DAB facilities in many tunnels
05.09.2018 - Norway - Norway
The Norwegian Road Administration Region has confirmed that DAB+ facilities will be built in 27 tunnels less than 500 meters, despite safety regulations stating that DAB+ is mandatory only for tunnels more than 500 meters long.
From abc nyheter:

DAB+ to be installed in 27 Norwegian tunnels
29.08.2018 - Norway - Norway
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration upgrades 27 short tunnels with DAB coverage. One of these is the Skarett tunnel. "This is a service for road users," says senior engineer Jan Øyvind Pedersen, according to the website of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration.
From Ringblad:

Norwegian tunnels to be upgraded to receive DAB+
29.08.2018 - Norway - Norway
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has set up a list of 27 short tunnels in the south region to be upgraded to receive DAB+. According to safety regulations, there must be DAB in new tunnels over 500 meters long. There are also installed DAB facilities in tunnels that previously had FM equipment.
From NRK:

DAB+ in Norway: Increasing numbers of listeners in the first half of the year
WorldDAB Members News - 14.08.2018 - P4 Radio Hele Norge AS - Digitalradio Norge AS - Norway - Norway
The head of Norwegian private radio station P4 Kenneth Andresen alongside Digital Radio Norway have hailed increasing DAB+ listening figures. "If we look at the second quarter, a total of 1,149,000 Norwegians heard the program P4 daily. A year ago, so with VHF, there were only 1,011,000. Last year our listeners listened to our programs for an average of 73 minutes a day. This year, the number will rise to 79 minutes," says P4 Manager Andresen.
From dabplus-radios:

The arguments for DAB+ in Norway
08.08.2018 - Norway - Norway
The DAB debate has resurfaced after comments from the Center Party. One of the of the main arguments for replacing the FM network was that it was largely old and needed a lot of maintenance. Either we spent a lot of money saving equipment from an old standard, or we move to the future in the form of DAB, which is not just a newer technology, but a whole new way to broadcast radio.
From Tek.no: