Indonesia switches on DAB+

Staff Writer

Radio Republik Indonesia has launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta.  Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair, Joan Warner congratulated the public broadcaster on the launch saying:

“Congratulations to Indonesia on being the first major market in the Asia Pacific to launch its permanent DAB+ services. The adoption of the digital radio platform will allow broadcasters to multichannel and provide more content and interaction for listeners in a cost effective and environmentally efficient way.  We hope to see other countries in the region making similar announcements soon.”  

With a population of more than 250 million, the switch to DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world.  DAB/DAB+ digital radio is now available in over 40 countries.

“Indonesia has a strong manufacturing industry in the Asia Pacific in electronics and vehicles and we look forward to working with RRI to showcase the advanced DAB+ features on connected receivers and smartphones”, said Joan Warner.

Indonesian radio execs have travelled to Australia to hold technical and policy meetings with key digital radio stakeholders and visited the DAB+ Darwin trial to understand how the technology functioned under similar climatic conditions to Indonesia.


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