[LINK] ACMA embargoes spectrum to plan for Digital Radio Mondiale

Tom Worthington Tom.Worthington at tomw.net.au
Tue Oct 3 16:33:01 AEST 2006

At 10:39 AM 9/29/2006, Antony Barry wrote:
>... The Australian Communications and Media Authority has placed an 
>embargo on frequency bands potentially suitable for use by 
>broadcasting services using Digital Radio Mondiale. These bands are
>outside the broadcasting services bands used by traditional 
>broadcasting services. ...

No. According to the Wikipedia, DRM works on the same frequencies as 
AM radio: "Digital Radio Mondiale (DRM) is a set of digital audio 
broadcasting technologies designed to work over the bands currently 
used for AM broadcast..." 

The trick is that it fits more services in by using digital 
compression. This may be something existing broadcasters would not 
like, as they would end up with more competition.

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