BAKOM Awards DAB+ Network License in Switzerland
Apr 11, 2012 8:58 AM, By Doug Irwin, CPBE DRB
Biel/Bienne, Switzerland - Apr 10 - BAKOM, Switzerland's Federal Communications regulator, has awarded SwissMediaCast a radio license for a new DAB+ transmitter network, according to an article in href="http://www.telecompaper.com">TelecomPaper. The network will consist of seven different coverage areas in German-speaking Switzerland. Construction for the first coverage area will begin in November 2012.
SMC plans to launch the network in the Zurich-Aargau-Schaffhausen-Glarus area in March 2013, and expects the network to cover all the German-speaking part of the country by 2016.
Sales of DAB+ radios in Switzerland have reached around 880,000 units to date.
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