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DAB sales on the rise globally; 50 million receivers sold

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WorldDAB has released new statistics about the state of DAB adoption worldwide as of Q2 2016. Across the covered European and APAC markets, nearly 50 million consumer and automotive DAB receivers have been sold. The accompanying infographic breaks out sales by the top nations, with several other details about the digital radio transition.

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Europe seeing progress toward DAB standard in cars

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DAB and DAB+ receivers are making further inroads into car manufacturers. The majority of new cars sold in the UK, Norway, and Switzerland are now equipped with the digital radio receivers. Patrick Hannon, president of WorldDAB, said 82% of new cars in the UK have DAB as standard, followed by 73% in Norway and 65% in Switzerland.

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