SYDNEY, Australia � Following extensive trials of DAB+ in Australian regional capital cities Canberra and Darwin since 2010, applications opened on Nov. 21�for one permanent license�in each city, according to radioinfo.com.au.
As previously reported, the trials were�conducted by Commercial Radio Australia using�DAB+ as their digital radio technology. Participants in the Canberra trial included The ABC and SBS.
The licenses will remain in force for 15 years. Digital radio services, using DAB+ technology in VHF Band III spectrum, have been running on a permanent basis in the metropolitan areas of Adelaide, Brisbane, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney since July 2009.