Ofcom Will Continue Supporting Small-Scale DAB Testing in 2016-17

Agency has confirmed that it is going to continue its work on "small scale DAB"
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LONDON�The U.K.�s Office of Communications has indicated its intention to work with the Government next year to develop a potential solution for small and community stations to get on DAB digital radio, according toa516digital.com.�

In its newly-published plans for the 2016/17 financial year, Ofcom has confirmed that it is going to continue its work on "small scale DAB," a low-cost, simplified approach to enabling stations to broadcast across a small area via DAB.

Ofcom and multiplex operators are testing the technology behind small scale DAB in a nine-month trial in 10 locations, all of which are scheduled to end in the early summer. Ofcom wants to expand the small-scale DAB services to more areas, and it has been working on identifying suitable frequencies, and setting up the regulatory framework, so that smaller operators can use small-scale DAB to enter regular, full-time service across the UK.

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