Mexico Signs On To HD Radio
June 16, 2011 at 4:25 PM (PT)
MEXICO spectrum regulating agency COFETEL has finalized the regulatory process selecting HD RADIO technology as a digital radio standard for the AM and FM bands in MEXICO. The decision authorizing the In Band On Channel (IBOC) system became official TODAY, when the COFETEL regulation was published in the Federal Register of MEXICO.
MEXICO President FELIPE CALDERON released the following statement: "I want to invite you to invest in your radio stations, and to take advantage of these new conditions that have just been created, to bring to our country the very latest technology that will allow you to offer much better radio to all Mexicans. We have the opportunity to position ourselves as a world leader."
"We are delighted that our IBOC System has been recognized by COFETEL as the right technology to upgrade the Mexican radio industry to a digital platform," IBIQUITY Pres./CEO ROBERT STRUBLE, "HD RADIo broadcasting provides tremendous new services to listeners, and presents unique opportunities to broadcasters, their advertisers and the consumer electronics industry. The global importance of the Mexico economy and this development represents major progress toward a common digital radio standard in NORTH AMERICA."