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Digital Audio Broadcasting Research

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RFx ID : 19933121
Tender Name : Digital Audio Broadcasting Research
Reference # :
Open Date : Friday, 20 July 2018 4:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Close Date : Thursday, 16 August 2018 5:00 PM (Pacific/Auckland UTC+12:00)
Tender Type : Request for Proposals (RFP)
Tender Coverage : Sole Agency  [?]
Categories :
  • 43191500 - Personal communication devices
  • 52161500 - Audio and visual equipment
  • 83111900 - Radio services
  • 83112600 - Customer access
  • 83121700 - Mass communication services
Regions:
  • New Zealand
Required Pre-qualifications : None
Contact : Ioane Tuupo
Alternate Physical Delivery Address  :
Alternate Physical Fax Number  :
Overview

The Ministry for Culture and Heritage requires research to help inform the policy decision on whether New Zealand should adopt Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB) technology on a permanent basis.

The research should consider, where relevant, two scenarios: (1) mandated transition (i.e. planned switch off AM/FM broadcasting) and (2) parallel operation with AM/FM for the foreseeable future. These scenarios will have an impact on cost.

The research should include an economic focus. We need to know what the overall costs and benefits are of adopting DAB technology and allocating the DAB spectrum.

We would particularly like the research to examine the costs and benefits to: (1) government; (2) commercial and publicly funded broadcasters; and (3) public/consumers. We would also like the research to include a framework for monetising cost and benefits.