Ofcom testing DAB+ in the Brighton area

Ofcom is testing the new digital radio standard DAB+ in central Brighton, West Sussex.

The service, appears to be two DAB+ channels from Sussex Heights (a residential tower block) with a loop of announcements on each one titled BEX6 and BEX7.

The on-air announcement says: “This is Brighton Experimental; a transmission licensed by the Office of Communications for the testing of new developments in digital radio technology. For any enquires about this transmission, please call 0207 783 4021"

DAB+ is a spectrum efficient version of the old DAB standard that is currently used in the UK. Old DAB-only receivers are not be able to receive DAB+ broadcasts. DAB+ is not only more robust than DAB it also permits reception of twice the number of stations in the same bandwidth.

Read the full Radio Today story with video - http://www.radiotoday.co.uk/2013/01/ofcom-testing-dab-in-the-brighton-area