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As of 11 Dec, 2018, terrestrial DAB has covered 21.3% of the population in France, however only 8% of French are equipped with devices that can receive DAB+ radio. On 19 Dec, 2018, French Superior Council of the Audio-Visual (CSA) announced new rules that broadcast receivers placing on the French market shall support the DAB+ function. Products with the DAB+ feature are required to meet the test standards of ETSI EN 303 345 series. Other EU members are also following up this issue.

SGS Service:

SGS China EMC Lab was the first test house in China able to perform ETSI EN 303 345 series testing. We have a full set of latest BTC system for broadcast receiver testing. We can assist your DAB+ receiver compliant with French Authority Rules and your French market access.

DAB+ characteristics:

As an upgraded version of DAB. DAB+ employs HE-AAC v2 encoding (i.e. AAC+++), Reed-Solomon coding and MPEG Surround audio format, which greatly improves the transmit efficiency and reception quality and enables the radio station to enhance sound quality.

Effective dates:

Depending on the product type, broadcast receivers without the DAB+ capability will not be allowed to be sold in the French market by the following dates:

  • By March 2019: All new radio receivers able to display of multimedia content
  • By end of December 2019: All other radio receivers, except in-car broadcast receiver
  • By June 2020: All in-car broadcast receivers


Independent and innovative, our Electrical & Electronics experts use state-of-the-art facilities and technology to deliver tailor made, value-added services that help improve your business.  Our expertise in compliance management will help you make the right choices for different national markets, while carrying out the necessary testing and certification quickly and professionally.

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