Licensing small-scale DAB – How Ofcom would exercise its new powers and duties being proposed by Government

  • Start: 05 July 2019
  • Status: Closed
  • End: 04 October 2019

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 engineer Rashid Mustapha 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.

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10Radio CIC (PDF File, 120.1 KB) Organisation
A12 Digital Radio (PDF File, 52.4 KB) Organisation
Actual Radio Ltd (PDF File, 85.2 KB) Organisation
All Arts and Media Ltd (PDF File, 95.9 KB) Organisation
Angel Radio (PDF File, 119.5 KB) Organisation
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