South Africa

South African government to issue directive to create digital radio licensing framework
25.06.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
Following the successful trials in South Africa of digital radio broadcasting technologies including DAB+, communications minister Nomvula Mokonyane she will issue a policy directive to the regulator, ICASA, in the next few weeks to pave the way for the development of a licensing framework.
From TechCentral:

DAB+ high on the agenda at Radio Days Africa
WorldDAB Members News - 07.06.2018 - Southern African Digital Broadcasting Association (SADIBA) - United Kingdom - United Kingdom - South Africa - South Africa
On the opening day of the conference, WorldDAB, in partnership with SADIBA, SENTECH and the University of the Witwatersrand, will be hosting a dedicated DAB+ seminar. With South Africa’s ongoing DAB+ trial about to be extended, and the regulator soliciting industry responses to its consultation paper on implementing digital radio, there is strong interest in moving to digital and the opportunities that DAB+ enables.
From WorldDAB:

South African regulator ICASA initiates digital radio discussion paper
23.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
The South African broadcast regulator ICASA has published a discussion paper containing information on digital audio broadcasting services in the country. ICASA expects written proposals from all interested parties on the discussion paper.
From Mediasat:

Russia plans DAB+ deployment, while South Africa to survey interest in digital radio
20.04.2018 - Russian Federation - Russian Federation - South Africa - South Africa
The Russian Commission presented a report on the possibility of working in Russia on DAB+ networks. It was decided that DAB+ technology could be used, pending certain conditions and availability of frequencies and changes in regulation. In South Africa, communications authority ICASA plans to conduct a survey to launch terrestrial digital radio in South Africa.
From La Lettre Pro:

New Volkswagen Tiguain AllSpace
18.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
All three trim levels have a generous list of standard equipment that includes climate control, parking sensors and 18-inch alloy wheels, plus VW’s Discover Navigation infotainment system with DAB and Bluetooth connectivity.
From Citizen South Africa:

South Africa on path to DAB+ radio
16.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
South Africa is making new moves to implement digital radio services, after regulator ICASA published a discussion document on the subject, giving the public until early June to comment. "The overall summary of findings indicated the DAB+ trial achieved a large portion of the total scope of the trial. The DAB+ technology proved to be easy to implement, in that it is power and spectrum efficient," ICASA said during a testing phase for DAB+ in November 2013.
From ITWeb:

Icasa publishes discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services
16.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
A new discussion document published by the South African communication authority Icasa, gives notice of their intention to conduct an inquiry on implementing a digital radio broadcasting service in South Africa. Interested parties are invited to make written representations within 45 working days.

Icasa takes first step to commercial digital radio in SA
13.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
Communications regulator Icasa has taken the first step to possibly introducing DAB+ radio in South Africa. The authority has published a discussion document on digital sound broadcasting services to solicit feedback from the industry. Parties interested in commenting on the discussion document must make representations with 45 days.

Icasa takes first step to commercial digital radio in South Africa
13.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
Councillor Dimakatso Qocha said digital radio could help improve spectrum efficiency and management, and offer more choice for consumers.
From TechCentral:

Icasa looking to move digital radio forward in South Africa
13.04.2018 - South Africa - South Africa
Icasa has published a discussion document as part of the process to implement digital radio.
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