Licensing small-scale DAB sector consultation

How should Ofcom exercise its new powers and duties being proposed by Government?

Small-scale DAB is a new way of transmitting digital radio that uses advances in software and low-cost computer technology to provide a flexible and inexpensive approach to the terrestrial broadcast of digital radio services to a relatively small geographic area.

In the UK, the concept was first tested by Ofcom in 2012 and subsequently the Government funded a series of trials, licensed and facilitated by Ofcom, to test the feasibility of the technology. The trials demonstrated that small-scale DAB can provide a robust and reliable means for small analogue stations to broadcast on digital, as well as for entrants wishing to launch new radio services on a digital terrestrial platform.

You will need to refer to Ofcom’s consultation document here:

Ofcom’s consultation ends on 4th October so please get your response to the CMA using the form below by Friday 21st September.

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