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Read this: is DAB the long-term solution? – RadioToday

Summary: Simon Mason, Head of Broadcast Radio Technology at Arqiva, writes about the rise in demand for digital radio and driverless cars, for RadioToday. Meanwhile you still have the safety and legal implications around using mobile phones in vehicles to consider, adding further justification for the use of in-built DAB over mobile connected radio. - link

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Friday, 22 February 2019

10:22 PM

Where there is a stable DAB signal, it has proved itself. BUT there are many areas where it is not reliably received, especially on rural roads and in hilly terrain. Such areas have a low de facto priority, both for digital radio and for smart phone reception. More densely populated areas will soon have 5G, others will continue to get between zero and 3G coverage. Broadband services are similarly affected. Initial FTTC download speeds have steadily dropped, apparently due to increasing subscriber numbers and increasing data throughput, video in particular. Broadband subscribers pay flatrate fees, irrespective of local data throughput. Government and Ofcom uphold interests which do not match those of the public.

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