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Could Norway’s FM Sunset Be Delayed by Lack of DAB+ Radios? - Radio Magazine

Could Norway’s FM Sunset Be Delayed by Lack of DAB+ Radios?

I’ve written recently about how the conditions that will lead up to the sun-setting of the FM service in Norway have been met
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OSLO�I�ve written recently about how the conditions that will lead up to the sun-setting of the FM service in Norway have been met.� According to a recent article intu.no.com, though, the transition could be delayed for a very simple reason: only about 20% of the cars in Norway have DAB+ radios.�

Great strides are being made�two years ago only about 6% of cars in Norway had DAB+ radios.� 63% of new cars come with DAB+ radios now.� Still, Norway�s Ministry of Culture is faced with the fact that 80% of the cars have nothing but FM radios.

According to the same article, in a recent survey conducted by TNS Gallup, people who do not have DAB+ radios in their cars were asked how they intended to get one.� 42% responded that they install an adaptor themselves; 34% said that they would have it done at a shop.� Interestingly, over half said that they were in no hurry to complete the work�they would wait until the transition occurs.� Others said they were planning on getting new vehicles prior to the transition; still others are simply waiting for further developments. �

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