Norway’s controversial radio switch-off – News

Norway will start switching off its FM radio network next week, in a controversial move that will be closely watched by other nations.

Source: Which

Cars will be the biggest challenge in Norway, where there are an estimated 2 million vehicles that are not equipped with digital audio broadcasting (DAB) receivers. Users are being told to buy adapters which cost 1,500 Norwegian kroner (£140).

On the current trajectory, that critical mass may be reached in the UK in 2018, meaning switchover is unlikely to happen before 2020.

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