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An approach to DAB coverage planning

Consultation published 20|06|2011

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Annex B. Local DAB build-out plans

These set out current or currently planned coverage according to our planning assumptions, and then describe progressively increased coverage in three build-out stages for both indoor and in-vehicle (mobile) listening.

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An approach to DAB coverage planning  PDF Document  (7575 kB)

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Consultation Annexes & Associated Documents

Annex C. BBC national DAB network coverage & indicative expansion plans  PDF Document  (1733 kB)

This annex is supplied by the BBC as an input to this consultation. It calculates current BBC national DAB coverage using our new planning parameters, and describes the plans to expand it.

Annex D. Radio DSO Digital One  PDF Document  (3658 kB)

This annex is supplied by Arqiva as an input to this consultation. It calculates current Digital One national DAB coverage using our new planning parameters, and describes the current plans to expand it.

Annex E. Radio DSO initial investigations into optimisation of the frequency plan  PDF Document  (6552 kB)

This paper discusses options for multiplex mergers as a way of improving coverage in some areas.

Annex F. Prediction of the ‘useable’ coverage of FM radio services  PDF Document  (904 kB)

A research report by Ægis Systems Limited that examines the basis for the FM planning assumptions, an FM link budget and a summary of some FM receiver testing.

Annex G. DAB coverage planning  PDF Document  (2358 kB)

A research report by Ægis Systems Limited that examines the basis for the DAB planning assumptions used in defining DAB coverage. This report also includes an examination of the DAB link budget and some example receiver testing.

Annex H. FM coverage prediction definitions  PDF Document  (97 kB)

A report summarising the planning parameters and assumptions made in predicting FM coverage.

Annex I. Technical parameters and planning algorithms for T-DAB coverage calculations.  PDF Document  (244 kB)

A report summarising the planning parameters and algorithms that are being used by the BBC, Arqiva and Ofcom in the joint frequency planning work for terrestrial digital radio.

Annex J. Digital radio receiver sensitivity testing  PDF Document  (445 kB)

This is a summary of DAB receiver testing by ERA technology, commissioned by DCMS and Ofcom.

Statement, Annexes & Associated Documents

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Consultation is now closed

Consultation Dates

Start date: 20 June 2011
End date: 12 September 2011

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