Norway : First country to switch off FM radio network

Q.  Which country became the first in the world to switch off FM radio?
- Published on 09 Jan 17

a. Norway
b. Sweden
c. Denmark
d. Finland

ANSWER: Norway
Norway : First country to switch off FM radio networkNorway is set to become the first country in the world to switch off its FM radio network.

The Scandinavian country’s parliament has approved a proposal to shift to Digital Audio Broadcasting (DAB).

The shutdown of FM (frequency modulation) radio will begin on January 11, 2017 from the northern city of Bodoe.

Norwegian government claims that Radio digitization will help to save money and allow national radio stations to invest more in radio content.

It will also open the door to a far greater range of radio channels, benefiting listeners across the country.

Know More About Norway
  • Capital: Oslo
  • Currency: Norwegian krone
  • Population: 5.084m (2013) World Bank
  • Official languages: Norwegian, Bokmål, Nynorsk, Saami, North

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