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Last Updated: 06.03.2013
 
NBTC/ITU Workshop on Digital Radio Techologies  

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) and the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission (NBTC), Thailand, are jointly organizing “NBTC/ITU Workshop on Digital Radio Technologies” to be held in Bangkok, Thailand, from 1-3 March 2013. The Workshop is supported by WorldDMB, MCOT Public Co., LTd., the Government Public Relations Department, and the Royal Thai Army Radio and Television Station.

This Workshop is organized under the NBTC/ITU cooperation framework on "Roadmap Development for Digital Terrestrial Radio Broadcasting Roll Out in Thailand."

The Workshop is aimed at enhancing knowledge and experience in digital radio technologies and promoting the digital terrestrial radio broadcasting. Technology demonstration will be conducted in association with the Workshop. The demonstration including field tests is designed for participants to get a clear understanding of the technology and how it operates.

The Workshop is divided to two parts i.e. Part 1 for workshop sessions, and Part 2 for equipment demonstration and field tests. Participants please note that the workshop sessions will be held on Friday, 1st March 2013 and Sunday, 3rd March 2013 at the hotel venue. The demonstration and field tests sessions will be conducted at MCOT on Saturday, 2nd March 2013.

Completed registration and hotel reservation forms must be returned to the email address indicated in the forms as soon as possible but not later than 20th February 2013.

There is no registration fee for this Workshop. However, due to limited number of seats, registrations will be accepted on first-come-first-serve basis. No ITU fellowships are applicable for this Workshop. Those who wish to participate and need an invitation, or for any further information, please contact Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon (wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int) or Mr. Warut Wongrodjananan (warut.w@nbtc.go.th).

Supported by

WorldDMB members supporting this event


 

 

 

Additional support has been received from

AGENDA  

FRIDAY, 1 MARCH 2013 (DAY 1)

- Workshop Sessions -
Venue: Ballroom 2, 3rd Fl., The Emerald Hotel Bangkok

08:00-09:00 Registration  
09:00-09:45 Opening Session  
  Air Chief Marshal Thares Punsri [Biodata]
Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Thailand
  Dr. Eun-Ju Kim [Biodata]
Regional Director, ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
 
  • Welcome Remarks by WorldDMB
     
Ms. Joan Warner [Biodata]
Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific
  Colonel Dr. Natee Sukonrat [Biodata]
Vice Chairman of the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission, Chair of the National Broadcasting Commission, Thailand
09:45-10:00 Group Photo & Coffee break  
10:00-11:00 SESSION 1: INTRODUCTION
 
  • DAB+ International Market Update, DAB/DAB+ around the World
    [presentation ]

    Ms. Joan Warner [Biodata]
    Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific
     

PRESS CONFERENCE

10:15-12:30 SESSION 2: REASONS TO ADOPT THE DAB+ SYSTEM
  Overview of the structure and efficiency of the DAB+ system and the business case for countries and broadcasters to adopt DAB+.
 
 
  • DAB+ Business Case [presentation ]

    (a) Capacity for braodcast sectors, multi-channeling, adding value for lsterners, advertises and broadcasters

    (b) Structure and regulatory frameworks that Thailand can consider

Ms. Joan Warner
Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific, and CEO of Commercial Radio Australia
 
 
  • Overview of DAB System: Block diagram level of the structure of a DAB system from audio encoding to RF transmission
    [presentation ]
     
Dr. Les Sabel[Biodata]
WorldDMB Technical Committee
12:30-14:00 Lunch break  
14:00-15:15 SESSION 3: DAB+ SYSTEM OPERATION AND TECHNOLOGY
   
 
  • DAB+ Content Generation: Text and slide content generation for Program Associated Data
    [presentation ]
     
Mr. Wilson Ng[Biodata]
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
 
  • DAB+ Receivers: Impact of different receivers on the design of DAB+ network, table top, car, handheld
    [presentation ]
     
Mr. Curtis Au [Biodata]
Keystone Semiconductors
15:15-15:45 Coffee break  
15:45-17:00 SESSION 3: continued
 
  • DAB+ Network Planning and Deployment – A Journey [presentation ]

    (a) Determining the system goals including population and geographical coverage and timing

    (b) Discussion of MFN and SFN operation

    (c) Interference issues and black spot rectification

Dr. Les Sabel[Biodata]
WorldDMB Technical Committee
 
  Mr. Peter Walop [Biodata]
ITU Consultant
 
18:00 Welcome Dinner hosted by the National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
   

SATURDAY, 2 MARCH 2013 (DAY 2)

- Demonstration & Field Tests -
Venue: MCOT, Auditorium Room, 6th Fl.

The DAB+ demonstration is being conducted in association with the Workshop on Digital Radio Technologies which covers the DAB+ technology, operations and deployment aspects as well as a number of commercial and marketing aspects.

The demonstration is designed to allow the workshop participants to get a clear understanding of the technology and how it operates. The demonstration will include
  • A visit to the transmission site with demonstrations of equipment operation and a briefing by the equipment suppliers

    (a) Transmitter
    (b) Encoders / multiplexers / controllers
    (c) ETI Monitoring equipment

  • A field test where the broadcast signal will be received under a range of conditions from high power/close to the transmitter to edge of coverage and a number of different urban environments as can be found around the location of the transmitter.

    (a) The received signal will be logged and then the data will be analysed, that analysis will then be presented to the workshop attendees as a demonstration of a method of validating the performance an installed system.
    (b) If possible the coverage will be compared with a field strength prediction

09:00-10:30 SESSION 4: DEMONSTRATION BRIEFING
 
 
  • High-level Overview of Trial Equipment Configuration and Setup Trial goals, system design and review of equipment capabilities and operations
    [presentation ]
     
Dr. Les Sabel[Biodata]
WorldDMB Technical Committee
 
  • DAB+ Test Route and Arrangements Field trial routing, data processing, results reporting plus preview of field measurement activity
    [presentation ]
     
Mr. Wilson Ng[Biodata]
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
10:30-11:00 Coffee break  
11:00-12:30 PARALLEL SESSIONS
 
 
FIELD MEASUREMENT EXERCISE

Group 1 & 2

Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Bangkok and visit to the transmitter site
SESSION 5: DAB+ PRACTICAL CONSIDERATIONS – THE SUPPLIER EXPLAIN
  • Why DAB+ is more green & cost effective than analogue
    FEC code rates, OFDM transmission, SFN operation
    [presentation ]

    Mr. Jens Stockman [Biodata],
    Product Marketing Manager Transmission, Europe & Africa, Harris Broadcast
     
  • Multiplex network design considerations and options
    DAB+ encoding, PAD, mulplexing, FIC [presentation ]

    Mr. Jörgen Scott [Biodata], Factum Electronics
     
  • Antenna Systems for DAB+ radio
    [presentation ]

    Mr. Rainer Vogt [Biodata],
    Kathrein Germany
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
13:30-15:00
FIELD MEASUREMENT EXERCISE

Group 3 & 4

Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Bangkok and visit to the transmitter site
SESSION 5: continued
15:00-15:30 Coffee break  
15:30-17:00
FIELD MEASUREMENT EXERCISE

Group 5 & 6

Drive tests to take field measurement around the city of Bangkok and visit to the transmitter site
SESSION 5: continued
   
   
   

Sunday, 3 March 2013 (DAY 3)

- Workshop Sessions -
Venue: Panorama 1, 14th Fl., The Emerald Hotel Bangkok

09:00-10:30 SESSION 6: DAB+ COVERAGE & FREQUENCY PLANNING & FIELD TEST RESULTS
  Covers the process of frequency coverage and network planning for DAB+ roll out and how to bring all the stakeholders together
 
  • DAB+ Coverage Planning
    [presentation ]

    (a) Presentation of methods and techniques to predict transmission coverage

    (b) Discussion of critical models and parameters

    (c) Live demonstration of tools

Mr. Milos Pavlovic [Biodata]
Sales Manager Broadcast,
LS Telecom AG, Germany
 
 
  • DAB+: Lessons learned from real-world planning, deployment and operation of digital radio networks
    [presentation ]
     
Mr. Thomas Wächter [Biodata]
Head of Product Management Business Unit Radio
Media Broadcast GmbH

 
10:30-11:00 Coffee break  
11:00-12:30 SESSION 6: continued
 
  • Discussion of Test Results
    The data from field measurements on Day 2 will be analysed and discussed
     

 
 
  • Q&A regarding RF Planning with all speakers in Session 6
     

 
12:30-13:30 Lunch break  
13:30-14:00 SESSION 7: DAB+ IMPLEMENTATION - HOW TO BRING IT ALL TOGETHER
 
  • Key factors to ensure success: Bringing all of the stakeholders together - regulators, broadcasters, suppliers, retailers, manufacturers

    [presentation ]
     
  • Lessons learnt from DAB+ systems deployment
     
Ms. Kath Brown [Biodata]
Commercial Radio Australia (CRA)
 
  • Q&A
 
14:00-14:30 SESSION 8: DISCUSSIONS AND THE WAY FORWARD
 
  • Discussions
     
  • Recommendations & Next Steps
     
Ms. Joan Warner
Chairperson, WorldDMB Asia-Pacific
14:30-15:00 CLOSING SESSION
 
  • Closing Remarks by WorldDMB
     
Mr. Jorn Jensen [Biodata]
President, WorldDMB
 
END OF WORKSHOP
 
AT A GLANCE  

Dates:
1-3 March 2013

Registration Deadline:
20 February 2013

Location: [to be confirmed], Bangkok, Thailand

Organised by: NBTC & ITU

Contact: For detailed information, please contact

Mr. Wisit Atipayakoon
ITU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific
Email: wisit.atipayakoon@itu.int

Mr. Warut Wongrodjananan
Office of National Broadcasting and Telecommunications Commission
Email: warut.w@nbtc.go.th

Target Audience:
  • ITU Members
  • Policy makers
  • Regulators
  • Private sector and Industry
  • Administrators and officials dealing with radio broadcasting especially from technical aspects
  • Radio broadcasters, private sector and Industry
  • Delegates of ASEAN Member Countries
     
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