Establishing DAB+ digital broadcast radio
WorldDAB has published a ground-breaking new book, "Establishing DAB+ Digital Broadcast Radio". It offers a unique, in-depth guide to the regulatory, technical and commercial aspects of establishing a successful DAB digital radio service.
The book provides guidance to new adopters, as well as offering advice for countries which have already started the process, and those who are nearing permanent service status.
The book covers the complete DAB+ establishment process from initial interest through to analogue switch-off. The topics covered include the seven major stages in establishment: (1) initial interest; (2) technical demonstrations; (3) formal standard adoption and regulation including coverage requirements and frequency planning; (4) systems planning and design - both transmission and multiplexer network design; (5) rollout activities including construction, content, receivers, and launch marketing; (6) operations, including ongoing content development and sustained marketing campaigns; and finally (7) analogue switch-off.