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New WorldDAB Book Guides DAB Adoption

In time for World Radio Day, the new guide highlights what it takes to establish DAB successfully

Dr. Les Sabel

WorldDAB has published an in-depth guide to the regulatory, technical and commercial aspects of establishing a successful DAB digital radio service. Establishing DAB+ Digital Broadcast Radio by Dr. Les Sabel launched as a free ebook today to mark World Radio Day 2023.

The book is geared towards countries looking to launch new DAB service, but also includes valuable advice for markets were DAB rollout is underway or established. Sabel drew upon his more than 20 years of experience working with media regulators, policymakers, broadcasters, and engineers to establish digital radio services.

“WorldDAB identified how to establish a digital radio service as a critical issue, particularly in the context of increasing interest in DAB+ from countries across Asia–Pacific and Africa,” stated Sabel. “I was delighted to work with WorldDAB to capture the complete process, in this essential ebook.”

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The book builds on a series of Sabel’s articles about the DAB adoption process published in the Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union’s ABU Technical Review in 2021 and 2022.

Establishing DAB+ Digital Broadcast Radio covers the complete DAB+ establishment process from initial interest through to analog switch-off, including technical demonstrations, standards adoption and frequency planning, system planning and design, rollout activities, and ongoing operations.

“With so much interest in establishing DAB+ around the world, producing a comprehensive guide was a natural step for us,” sated WorldDAB President Patrick Hannon. “Les Sabel is a leading authority in this field, and we’re pleased to be able to share his experience by publishing this ebook on World Radio Day. DAB is already well-established across Europe and Australia, with over 110 million receivers in use, and we’re confident our new book will help this grow even further.”