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(From BBC Monitoring International Reports)
Text of press release by World DAB Forum on 14 December
14 December 2005: The Swedish radio industry is disappointed by a government decision to temporarily freeze expansion of DAB digital radio in Sweden. The government is expected to announce this week that it will not authorize a further rollout of DAB transmitters, nor will it issue new DAB licences to the private sector. Swedish broadcasters had hoped to see coverage expand from the current 35 per cent to full national coverage. And, although Swedish Radio, the public broadcaster, is available on DAB, it was hoped that commercial licences would be made …