75% of new cars are now sold with DAB+ radios in Australia
The latest market report from WorldDAB shows some promising growth for DAB+.
The global industry association said that by the end of June 2020, over 93 million consumer and automotive DAB/DAB+ receivers had been sold in Europe and Asia Pacific.
That number is up from 82 million a year earlier, according to new data from WorldDAB.
The report covers Australia, Belgium, Denmark, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Norway, Switzerland and the UK.
WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon said that in spite of the pandemic, 2020 has been a strong year for DAB+ radio globally, with emerging markets also showing positive growth.
“The EECC takes effect from the end of this year, and interest in DAB+ is growing beyond the borders of Europe, including parts of Africa and the Middle East,” Hannon said.
“Most recently, Switzerland revealed its plan for the phase-off of FM services. Germany is launching its second national multiplex today, and France will be launching national DAB+ services in 2021.”
In Australia, 75% of new cars are now sold with DAB+, up from 60% in 2018.
The report also reveals that 6,033,000 digital receivers have now been sold in Australia – including those fitted in vehicles – covering 51% of households in the territory.