Consumer radios in France must have DAB+ by end 2019

30 January, 2019

DAB+ radio is coming to France

DABplus_Logo_55.pngIn December 2018, the French regulator, the CSA, announced that over 20% of the French population was now covered by DAB+ digital radio broadcasts.

This announcement triggered a law requiring, by the end of 2019, all new consumer radios to include DAB+. The law also applies to automotive receivers which have 18 months to comply.

DAB+ is currently available in six regions. In the next two years, coverage will increase rapidly, reaching:

•    50% of the population by the end of 2019
•    70% by the end of 2020.

In parallel, national services are being rolled out across the major road networks – backed by all the major commercial broadcasters.

This law creates an enormous opportunity for retailers and receiver manufacturers. The French receiver market totals five million units per year - within 12 months all these radios will need to have DAB+.

For details on adding DAB+ to your home audio and automotive range, please contact Frontier Smart Technologies: [email protected].

About Frontier Smart Technologies

Frontier Smart Technologies is a pioneer in technologies for digital audio and smart IoT devices. The company’s customers include Bose, Denon, harman/kardon, JBL, Onkyo, Panasonic, Sony, Yamaha, Altec Lansing, Blaupunkt, Grundig, Hama, Klipsch, Marshall, Pioneer, Pure, Roberts, TechniSat, Teufel and many more. 

Contact details:  Frontier Smart Technologies

Prem Rajalingham, Chief Commercial Officer, Frontier Smart Technologies

[email protected]

Tel: +44 207 391 0630


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