Ofcom is proposing to extend the trial of small-scale digital radio multiplexes for two years
This follows the success of the trial, which has enabled 85 smaller radio stations – such as community radio stations – to broadcast on digital radio.
Small-scale DAB is an innovative technology that makes use of software freely available from the website opendigitalradio.org, rather than relying on often expensive hardware equipment. Ofcom wishes to continue to monitor the longer-term performance of small-scale DAB while we develop a new licensing framework.
There are 10 small-scale digital radio multiplexes around the UK on the trial. Each had a licence awarded in June 2015 for a nine-month period. Read the full article here.