Spectrum & Regulation


DAB+ digital radio allows for efficient use of spectrum enabling more services to be put on air more afforfably for broadcasters. The DAB family of standards are designed for Band III (174 to 230 MHz and up to  240 MHz in some countries). 



The European Broadcasting Union published a Digital Radio Toolkit which examines the key success factors for radio digitization. The report focuses on good practices for introducing digital radio and describes various ways to handle the main digitisation issues by highlighting 30 factors that contribute to positive acceptance of digital radio by listeners. Each of these key success factors is illustrated with a specific national example. The experiences analysed in this report can be helpful when introducing national policies and broadcasting strategies for launching digital radio. View the full report here.  

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For information related to Regulation and Spectrum allocation in individual countries, visit the Country Information section. To find out about the WorldDAB Regulatory and Spectrum Committee click here

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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.

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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.

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