Licensing small-scale DAB consultation – how should Ofcom exercise its new powers and duties being proposed by Government?
Small-scale DAB is a new way of transmitting digital radio that uses advances in software and low-cost computer technology to provide a flexible and inexpensive approach to the terrestrial broadcast of digital radio services to a relatively small geographic area.

In the UK, the concept was first tested by Ofcom in 2012 and subsequently the Government funded a series of trials, licensed and facilitated by Ofcom, to test the feasibility of the technology. The trials demonstrated that small-scale DAB can provide a robust and reliable means for small analogue stations to broadcast on digital, as well as for entrants wishing to launch new radio services on a digital terrestrial platform.

You will need to refer to Ofcom's consultation document here: http://bit.ly/2xBpomU

Ofcom's consultation ends on 4th October so please get your response to the CMA using the form below by Friday 21st September.

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Question 1: Do you agree with the planning principles and methodologies that Ofcom intends to use to refine the coverage area plan for small-scale DAB?
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Question 2: Do you agree with Ofcom's proposed approach to the required technical licence conditions for small-scale radio multiplex services, and the proposed amendments to the Digital Radio Technical Code?
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Question 3: Do you agree with Ofcom’s proposed approach to setting the level of reserved capacity for C-DSP services on small-scale radio multiplex services?
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Question 4: Do you agree with the factors of which Ofcom proposes to take into account when deciding the order and timescale in which Ofcom will advertise small-scale radio multiplex licences?
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Question 5: Do you agree with Ofcom's proposed approach for assessing the technical plans submitted in small-scale radio multiplex licence applications?
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Question 6: Do you agree with Ofcom's proposed approach for assessing the ability of applicants to establish their proposed small-scale radio multiplex service?
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Question 7: Should Ofcom require that the studio of a C-DSP licensee be located within the coverage area of the small-scale radio multiplex service it plans to broadcast on? Please explain the reasons for your view.
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Question 8: Ofcom proposes that holders of corresponding analogue community radio and DSP licences apportion their income equally across their licences, unless there are compelling reasons why a different apportionment is reasonable. Do you agree with our suggested approach?
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Question 9: Do you agree with the proposal that a prospective C-DSP service provider will be able to apply for a C-DSP licence once Ofcom has invited applications for the small-scale radio multiplex licence upon which their proposed C-DSP service is intended to be provided?
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