17 September 2015

Norway To Be The First Country To Switch Off FM Radio!

It's hard to believe that the BBC started one of the worlds first DAB radio transmitter networks way back in 1995 and the UK still hasn't got a fully functional Digital Radio system. Coverage is poor in many areas and audio quality poorer still due to the network operators cramming so many stations into the old MPEG2 compression system used on the multiplexes!

Meanwhile over in Norway plans are afoot to switch off ALL FM broadcasts in favour of their DAB Digital Radio system in 2017. If this goes ahead Norway will become the first country in the world to make the switch from FM to DAB. I just hope that they keep the bit-rates up and don't go down the same road as the UK with their poor quality service!

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