Norway became the first country in the world that is completely abandoned network FM radio and switched to digital radio. About it reports The Local.
FM radio the authorities decided to replace the digital broadcasting (DAB), which allows to extend the range of channels and get a cleaner sound, and is thus one-eighth of the value of the FM stations.
Disable the FM radio station began on 11 January 2017 with the city of Bodø. This morning, 15 December, the most Northern regions of the country and the Svalbard archipelago in the Arctic, the latter was transferred to digital audio
Critics of this idea accuse the authorities in a hurry. The concern is the fact that the Norwegians may not hear the signals of emergency alerts, which are still broadcast on FM-waves, and many cars are not equipped with digital receivers.
It should be noted that the radio format DAB and FM coexisted in Norway since 1995.
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