I am radio enthusiast from Latvia, so I will wirte in English. I hope other forum member don't mind...
Yeah, The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP) has evaluated the results of the DAB + standard test of digital sound terrestrial broadcasting in the region of Riga, carried out by the State Radio and Television Center of Latvia (LVRTC), since November 2016, and decided not to continue this testing, nor to support the introduction of digital sound broadcasting DAB + in Latvia until to December 31, 2022, taking into account several aspects, including the long-term effectiveness of the broadcasting standard in question, the benefits to society of the costs of implementing this standard, as well as the potential impact on Latvian broadcasters and the advertising market.
"Latvia is one of the few countries in the world, where it has successfully managed to implement a wide range of Internet coverage now, and there is also targeted preparation for the introduction of both 5G mobile Internet and broadband Internet. The already available Internet technologies enable the development of various types of audio channels and content products for radio stations, while the introduction of the DAB + standard will require millions of euros in investment from taxpayers' money and will oblige consumers to replace radio receivers, explains Patriks Grīva, a member of The National Electronic Mass Media Council (NEPLP)
Well, Latvian internet lobbyists have made a lot of publicity for 5G as if it's supposed to solve all the problems in the world. Crap. Big Telecom wins again. Otherwise, all negative opinions here on internet forums about DAB. Bad sound, bad reception, high transmission costs, but thats not true. Well... and all negativity comes from this anti DAB propoganda blog from where the bias were spreaded here on internet radio forums: http://digitalradioinsider.blogspot.com/
I have heard a regular reception on DAB+ test broadcast from Riga multiplex in 90 km distance. I have recieved more multiplexers from Sweden via Tropo aka. Tropospheric Ducting: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNE3qDU ... 8-gzi_hzuK
In general, State Radio and Television Center of Latvia (LVRTC) LVRTC tests thinks the test where successful because:
1)positive feedback from listeners has been received both in Latvia and abroad;
2)some commercial electronic media representatives have expressed interest in taking part in tests;
3) the estimated cost of providing digital broadcasting compared to analogue broadcasting is several times lower.: Full article here: https://www.lvrtc.lv/ciparu-radio-tests.html
Thanks to site admin to letting me to join this forum.
Greetings from Latvia!: