Ofcom awards second wave of small-scale DAB multiplex licences

31 March 2021

Ofcom has today awarded small scale DAB radio multiplex licences for four more areas in England and Scotland.

Small-scale DAB is an innovative technology which provides a low-cost way for local commercial, community and specialist music services to take to the digital airwaves.

Following a competitive process, where each applicant was judged against specific criteria, multiplex licences have been awarded for the following areas:

Further licence awards for the remaining 16 areas that were advertised in Round One will be announced over the coming weeks. Round Two licence areas in the North West of England and North East Wales will be advertised on 1 June 2021.