Which country has become the world’s first country to cease FM radio broadcasting?
Norway has become the world’s first country to shutdown the Frequency Modulation (FM) radio broadcasting network and started its’ switching to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) that offers a wider range of broadcasting options and greater sound quality. The main reason behind this technological shift is to offer a better radio service to the whole population. The digitization will also improve the emergency preparedness system, facilitate increased competition and offer new opportunities for innovation and development. The change is occurring county by county, starting with Nordland, in the north of Norway. Capital Oslo will turn off FM broadcasting in September 2017 and the process will be completed nationwide by December 2017.