Digital radio licence issued
ZAGREB, 13 October 2021 - The Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM) has carried out a public tender procedure for the issuing of an individual licence for the use of radio spectrum to provide the service of managing the electronic communications network of digital radio for multiplex MUX 1 in the territory of the Republic of Croatia. In the public tender procedure for the provision of the network management service of digital radio transmitters in DAB + standard, the most favourable offer was the supply of the company Odašiljači i veze d.o.o. and, in accordance with the decision (link), an individual licence for the use of radio spectrum was issued.
The licence was issued for the period from 16 November 2021 to 31 December 2036.
We remind that the testing network of digital radio in DAB + standard, which currently has coverage of more than three million inhabitants, has been operating in the Republic of Croatia since 2017. This platform enables the availability of multimedia content and services on automotive and fixed digital radio receivers. DAB + listeners, free of internet expenses and completely free of charge, receive the reception of a radio signal without interference, the possibility of greater and simpler selection of clean sound programs and additional textual and graphic services accompanying audio content. On the other hand, new publishers are given room to reach the audience, while the existing ones get the opportunity to produce new content and increase ratings.
For additional information please contact:
Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries (HAKOM)
- Roberta Frangeša-Mihanovića 9 Street
- 10110 Zagreb, Croatia
- Tel. + 385 (0) 1 700 70 07
- Fax + 385 (0)1 700 70 70
Media inquiries can be submitted online using HAKOM’s official website: www.hakom.hr
HAKOM - Croatian Regulatory Authority for Network Industries – ensures preconditions for a fair market competition, stable growth and environment for innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market. HAKOM protects users’ interests and the possibility of choice among various communications and postal services at affordable prices, defines sustainable competitive conditions for operators and service providers under fair conditions for return on investment, and provides support to economic growth, public services and the quality of life in the Republic of Croatia by using modern technologies. HAKOM’ strategic goals are: to promote regulation of the electronic communications and postal services market, to support growth of investments and innovations in the electronic communications and postal services market, to provide efficient use of limited resources, to accelerate the growth of broadband products and services, to provide affordable offers of communications and postal services, to provide protection and informing of users, to build an efficient and comprehensive information system, to define and implement efficient processes, and to acquire multi-disciplinary expertise in market regulation.