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Italy’s RAS Now Provides Nearly Complete DAB+ Coverage of South Tyrol

It's transitioning from the previous digital radio standard

ROME � Beginning Jan. 31, Italy�s RAS (Radiotelevisione special agency) will start broadcasting with DAB + as opposed to the older standard, DAB. Additionally, RAS has expanded the reception of DAB + programs in South Tyrol with the commissioning of the stations in San Vigilio, Casies, Corvara in Passiria, Schlinig, Anterselva, the valley of Braies and Maso Corto, according

RAS now supports 21 radio stations transmitting in DAB+ that reach 99.3% of the South Tyrolean population.�These include both public and commercial stations.

According to the same article �at the end of 2017 RAS will start [to turn] off the first small FM systems therefore, in the purchase of a new radio device, the user is asked to choose a digital radio.�The same applies to the purchase of a new car, which should be equipped with DAB + system.�