Speaking at IBC 2023, WorldDAB Project Director Bernie O’Neill highlighted the recent growth of DAB+.
“In just the last two months we’ve seen DAB+ successfully on-air in Ghana, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, and a renewed commitment to digital radio development from Thailand,” said O’Neill. “This builds on the ongoing DAB+ rollout across Europe — with significant market expansion well underway in France and Germany, alongside our already established core markets.”
To highlight this growth, WorldDAB presented an updated infographic with new data from the first half of 2023.
The infographic includes several interesting points, including cumulative DAB+ receiver sales in the United Kingdome have broken the 50 million units barrier; DAB+ now covers 54.8% of the French population; and the launch of DAB+ trials in several new nations, including Ghana, Estonia and Montenegro.
The data covered in the infographic will be explored in detail at the WorldDAB Summit, scheduled for Nov. 8, 2023, in Munich, Germany.