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Arqiva has launched a small-scale DAB spectrum planning service in response to UK regulator Ofcom’s plans to award new small-scale DAB licences.
arqiva 1 Sep 2020
The service will support potential licensees in their applications for a licence as well as provide desktop analysis and develop transmission plans for new entrants. With the aim of making the technical element of the application process as simple as possible, Arqiva will enable new licensees to plan, assess and provide the supporting documentation required to submit a winning application.

It will also offer an evaluation and formal response service for existing broadcast operators to fulfil their obligations as incumbent licensees within the timelines stipulated by Ofcom.

Richard Johnston, head of radio at Arqiva, said: “We recognise the potentially daunting task of applying for DAB licences for small-scale DAB operators. Thanks to Arqiva’s heritage in spectrum planning and licence application, we can offer a supportive service to new entrants considering a licence application. For existing broadcasters, now faced with small-scale DAB licensee responses, offering can assist with their Ofcom obligations. We want to give both our existing customers and new applicants the peace of mind that Arqiva will manage the complexities of spectrum analysis so they don’t have to.”

Those looking to apply for a small-scale DAB licence can enquire about the Arqiva service at