LONDON�The Digital Radio Mondiale Consortium and the Vietnamese public broadcaster,Voice of Vietnam�will hold their first comprehensive digital radio workshop in Hanoi, Vietnam, on March 10. The workshop will be supported by key international DRM Consortium members,Fraunhofer IIS,AmpegonandGatesAir.
Vietnam is a large coastal country, with a varied geography and many towns and villages; VoV is exploring ways of meeting the challenge of covering in a spectrum and energy-efficient way the entire country with broadcasting services that can be received by its entire population.
�VoV is the largest public station in Vietnam covering the entire country with radio programs in analog mode.� In our radio digitization process we are looking at the most effective ways to cover both large cities but also regional towns and villages over large and geographically diverse territories. �We wish to understand the full potential of DRM and the way it could ensure the full and cost-effective coverage of our large country,� said Nguyen Dang Tien, president of VOV.