DAB+ Trial goes live in Cape Town South Africa 10 March 2020.
DAB+ trial goes live in CapeTown currently with 8 services. The services are The Voice of the Cape, Heart, Bush Radio, KFM, Smile 90,4, Magic 828, Radio 786 and Fine Music Radio. More services can be added. Transmission is provided by Sentech SOC from Sentech's Constantiaberg transmitter site (see pic above). Transmitter power is 2kW with an ERP of 31.7kW on channel 13F 239.200 MHz. Currently all services are running at 72kbps Stereo (8kbps reserved for future data use).
Open Sourced DAB+ Cloud based MUX demonstrated in South Africa 8 October 2019.
Open sourced Linux based software provided by Open digitalradio.org based in Switzerland was used to configure locally and demonstrate a full signal path DAB+ cloud based mux to members of the Joint SADIBA/ NAB DAB+ Work Group by one of its members Mr Frank Schultz. The main focus of this work has been to develop a low cost cloud based solution for small coverage areas and the community broadcasting sector. Read more
ICASA Findings Document and Position Paper on the use of Digital Sound Broadcasting in SA.
The Independant Communications Authority of SA published its Findings Document and Position Paper on the use of DSB in SA in the Government Gazette on the 29 March 2019. The ICASA Press Release notifying the completion process is available for download here.