WorldDAB launches Asia-Pacific Technical Group

Staff Writer

WorldDAB has announced the launch of the Asia-Pacific Technical Group (APAC TG), a forum dedicated to assisting radio industry stakeholders in the region to implement DAB+.

The group will offer participants the opportunity to discuss, learn and collaborate on all technical aspects of DAB+ digital radio, with information tailored specifically to the region.

WorldDAB said the collective will also ensure all activities are aligned with the DAB standards and will “refer sustained new ideas or thinking back to WorldDAB committees”.

Commercial Radio Australia boss Joan Waner, who is also president & chair of WorldDAB’s APAC Committee, said the new initiative will provide on-ground assistance.

“The launch of the Asia-Pacific Technical Group is a testament to the growing interest in DAB+ across the APAC region”, Warner said in a statement on Wednesday.

“The Group will give radio stakeholders in the region the opportunity to come together on a regular basis, and share knowledge, expertise and experiences on how to successfully implement and rollout DAB+ digital radio.

“Importantly, through this Group will be able to plan and deliver practical, on the ground assistance to countries moving forward with DAB+,” she added.

Membership of the WorldDAB APAC TG – including non-members – is open to broadcasters, governments, regulatory bodies, network providers, equipment and receiver manufacturers.

The group will meet up to four times per year, with most meetings held virtually, however there will be at least one physical meeting every year. Meeting attendance and activity is voluntary.

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