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RRI Starts DAB+ Digital Radio Service in Jakarta

Indonesia is now one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world

JAKARTA�Public broadcaster Radio Republik Indonesia has launched DAB+ digital radio in Jakarta, announced�Niken Widiastuti, Director General of Communications and Public Information of the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. �

With more than 250 million people, the adoption of DAB+ in Indonesia makes it one of the largest DAB+ markets in the world.� Indonesian radio broadcasters have previously travelled to Australia to hold technical and policy meetings with key digital radio stakeholders and visited the DAB+ Darwin trial to understand how the technology functioned under similar climatic conditions to Indonesia.

The Indonesian radio industry and regulator have worked together to move Indonesian radio onto the digital platform. DAB/DAB+ digital radio is now available in over 40 countries.

�Indonesia has a strong manufacturing industry in the Asia Pacific in electronics and vehicles and we look forward to working with RRI to showcase the advanced DAB+ features on connected receivers and smartphones,� said Joan Warner, Commercial Radio Australia chief executive officer and WorldDAB Asia Pacific Chair.

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