Thai radio will migrate from analogue to digital broadcast technology in coming years, as the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC) plans to start digital radio trials late this year.
Natee Sukonrat, chairman of the NBTC's broadcasting committee, said it is studying guidelines for the switch to digital, which is expected to be complete before the trial around year-end.
A digital system should improve audio quality and eliminate signal-fading in mobile environments for a given spectrum. It will also add capacity to support 100-plus radio stations in each province.
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