Canberra, Darwin Will Get Permanent DAB+ Licenses

The trials were conducted by Commercial Radio Australia using DAB+ as their digital radio technology November 27, 2017

SYDNEY, Australia — Following extensive trials of DAB+ in Australian regional capital cities Canberra and Darwin since 2010, applications opened on Nov. 21 for one permanent license in each city, according to

As previously reported, the trials were conducted by Commercial Radio Australia using DAB+ as their digital radio technology. Participants in the Canberra trial included The ABC and SBS.

The licenses will remain in force for 15 years. Digital radio services, using DAB+ technology in VHF Band III spectrum, have been running on a permanent basis in the metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney since July 2009.


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