KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia � Malaysia's Deputy Communications Minister Jailani Johari opened the Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union 2017 Digital Broadcasting Symposium in Kuala Lumpur (March �9), telling delegates, �This symposium will provide a platform for the exchange of information and new avenues of knowledge and help participants make decisions about the future of the media industry,�quoted in asiaradiotoday.com.
The Asia Pacific Broadcasting Union has 275 members in 69 countries and is �the largest broadcasting union in the world� according to Secretary General Javad Mottaghi, who introduced the minister.
Digital Radio Mondiale�s Ruxandra Obreja spoke at the summit as well,explaining the latest developments in the DRM digital radio broadcast standard. �Digital Radio Mondiale is the only open standard that works across all bands,�she said, quoted inthis article.�A long with the benefits of digitizing the broadcast signal, one of the other benefits of DRM is energy savings, which are about one tenth of the cost of analog transmissions...�
One of the world�s largest deployments of DRM is in India, which we havecovered oftenin the pages of Radio Magazine Today. �