Norkring’s role in the radio switch-over

On behalf of NRK, Digitalradio Norge and Bauer Media, Norkring has built the world’s most extensive DAB network, ensuring the Norwegian population access to digital radio.

The new DAB network has been delivered at the agreed time, cost and quality. 99.5 percent of the Norwegian population is currently covered by national DAB networks, in compliance with the authorities’ requirements for coverage.

The price tag for DAB development is NOK 1 billion. Behind all those zeros are many different elements that together make up the world’s most extensive DAB network.

DAB IN NUMBERS

970
transmission points

170000
metres of cable

99,5%
population coverage

Norway is at the forefront of the digitalisation of radio media and is the first country in the world to phase out FM in 2017. The time has come to take radio into the future with DAB. The foundation has been laid for new everyday radio experiences...

Ingrid Dietrichson
Director Communication