posted on Jan, 11 2017 @ 05:18 PM
a reply to: Evilene
By reducing the amoung of Bandwidth used by the commercial and civilian sector's by making them use the far less bandwidth intense digital format the
authority's can increase radio bandwidth space for other thing's including military system's, freeing up the airwave's for other digital data and many
other potential uses.
DAB is touted as superior though some would argue that it is not but you do have the advantage of interference being cancelled and therefore it is
actually clearer but at the loss of audio fidelity as some wavelenght's that some people can actually hear are cut out of the audio during compression
(Conversion to the digital format).
A good DAB signal can also have the advantage that it may require a much lower power transmitter and still have a similar foot print to an analogue
service transmitting over the same area, other data can also be transmitted along with it.
But in Norway with your mountainous terrain the way a digital signal work's mean's that unlike an analogue signal were you may tune in to a poor
quality station that you can barely hear but still utilize despite the static such a weak signal will probably be ignored by our DAB reciever and you
can simply not listen to the weak station as a consequence - no more listening to neighboring country's broadcast's as well and so less information
from other sources which in some nation's (not Norway obviously) will be seen as an advantage for cutting off data feed's that they do not approve
Over all it is technically a good move but ethically very wrong to force it onto the Civilian population and radio broadcaster's etc so fast without
a specific referendum and a much greater switch over period so the fact that it has been done this way in a democratic Scandinavian nation is enough
to make me blink and wonder is there another motive.