Small Scale DAB

Arqiva’s Small Scale DAB licence consultancy service seamlessly coordinates the application and assessment process for small-scale DAB and helps existing multiplex operators manage application responses.

In response to Ofcom’s new measures to award small-scale DAB licences, Arqiva are offering a new Small Scale DAB licence consultancy service.

In response to Ofcom’s new measures to award small-scale DAB licences, Arqiva are offering a new Small Scale DAB licence consultancy service.

Are you looking to become a small-scale DAB licence holder? If you are then Arqiva are perfectly positioned to support you with the transmission aspects of your licence application. Arqiva’s spectrum planning experts are here to create bespoke coverage and blocking evaluation reports and work with you to structure and format your transmission plan, supporting your formal application.

Ofcom technical policy guidance stresses that ‘licensees proposing transmitter sites will need to not only develop a robust transmitter proposal, in line with the licence advertisement, but share their plans with other DAB multiplex licensees, on adjacent DAB channels serving the same area’.

Multiplex operators are duty-bound to liaise with local, national and other small-scale operators, notifying them of the proposal, informing them of any possible source of future interference and the level of impact thereof, ultimately seeking agreement to implement a site.

To help potential licence holders adhere to policy guidance, Arqiva are able to offer two dedicated packages of work developed specifically for small-scale DAB operators.

Coverage and blocking evaluation report

Our coverage and blocking evaluation report provides a detailed assessment, based on basic site parameters provided by licensees, for up to three individual transmitter locations per application. Our report format and methodology align with Ofcom guidance. Reports are provided in a format suitable for inclusion in a broader application document. Output consists of discreet high definition colour coverage and blocking prediction maps, population summary, site categorisation, loss analysis and, where appropriate, proposed mitigation strategies.

Transmission evaluation report

Through our wealth of radio planning and DAB implementation expertise we can offer an enhanced transmission evaluation report. Our bespoke transmission plan builds on the coverage and blocking evaluation report and forms a key document, supporting your Ofcom licence application. Arqiva experts will work with you directly to bring to life your transmission aspirations into a meaningful, structured proposal.

To find out more and to discuss your requirements, get in touch now and one of our dedicated radio account team will be back in contact with you as quickly as they can.