Prasar Bharati (All India Radio) awards order for 21 additional medium wave AM transmitters and associated equipment from DRM Consortium member, Nautel. The orders for 100 kW and 200 kW transmitters join the earlier-announced order of six 300 kW DRM transmitters from All India Radio making this the world’s largest digital radio deployment to date. All transmitters in the system will be configured for DRM30 transmission and will be used in 27 locations throughout India.
DRM Chairman, Ruxandra Obreja, hails this development as: “the most significant development for digital radio in AM and receiver availability to date. Indian listeners will thus have a chance to hear their favourite channel in their chosen language in crystal clear quality with all the added benefits of the extra services that make digital radio an aggregator of all modern communication platforms”.