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Indonesia Backs DAB

Ministry sets out preconditions for digital radio transition

The Indonesian government has announced that the Eureka-147 DAB family of standards will be the official standard for digital radio in VHF band III across the archipelago, according to the WorldDMB Forum.

A decree by DEPKOMINFO, the ministry of communication and information technology, set forth three conditions that must be met to migrate Indonesian broadcasters to DAB: a new set of regulations as part of the national frequency plan; standards for DAB/DAB+ transmission and reception equipment; and a roll-out plan for the start of broadcasts.

DAB has been trialed in Indonesia since 2006 and T-DMB since 2008.

Indonesia aims to phase out analog television broadcasting by 2018; no timeline has been set for a similar radio transition.