Network Build Out


When planning for network build out many factors need to be taken into account to ensure that it is done efficiently, effectively and that the money available is invested wisely. 

Certain steps need to be taken by government, regulators and broadcasters. These include taking into account issues such as population size, service requirements, topography, availability of spectrum and the investment available for the process.

Each market is unique but with over 40 countries having adopted the DAB family of standards and many more following suit, WorldDAB has access to a wealth of information that can be utilised to assist those countries looking to bring their own radio broadcasting systems into the digital age. 

Visit the Country Information section to find out more information about network rollout in specific markets around the world. 

Additional resources:

Economic Advantages of DAB+

The cost of delivering a station in Bavaria on DAB+ compared to FM.

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.

Digital Radio Receivers

Find out about the hundreds of DAB/ DAB+ devices on the market with prices starting as low as 20 Euro (25 USD) consumers have plenty of choice when choosing what receiver to listen to their favourite digital radio stations on, whether at home, on the move or in-car.

Country Information

Find out where the DAB/DAB+ is on air and detailed information on market status, services on air, network coverage and maps, regulation, national marketing initiatives, digital radio in-car, receiver penetration and emergency broadcasting scenarios.

Join WorldDAB

Join WorldDAB, the global industry forum for digital radio professionals, facilitating the implementation of broadcast radio based on DAB, DAB+.