Norway To Shut Down FM In Favor Of Digital Radio
February 19, 2015 at 8:08 AM (PT)
NORWAY could be shutting down its FM radio networks in favor of digital DAB, showing the latter's coverage has surpassed it, according to the country's NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORITY in a report from RADIO.NO.
The overall assessment shows a population coverage for DAB network REGION BLOKKA reaches approximately 99.5% of the population, while FM coverage is at 92.8%.
"It is gratifying to ascertain from the authorities that the coverage for the new DAB networks are on par with or better than FM coverage," commented DIGITAL RADIO NORWAY CEO OLE JORGEN TORVMARK. "This New DAB network is a milestone in the transition towards a digital radio, and NKOMS measurements confirm that NORWAY is well on the way towards a new radio every day."
The conclusion is based on measurements and calculations made by the NATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS AUTHORY.
NORWAY has one of the world's most extensive digital DAB networks.