POSITION PAPER published on 23 Jan 2018 • Department / Unit European Affairs Legal Radio Technology & InnovationAdvocacy Page Telecoms Package

Joint statement to EU institutions on interoperability of radio sets

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU), European Digital Radio Alliance (EDRA) and WorldDAB ask the EU Insititutions to introduce specific provisions to promote the interoperability of radio reception devices in the final text of the EU Electornic Communications Code.

Introducing such provisions at an EU level is a key step in helping radio migrate to a digital future – bringing benefits to listeners, broadcasters and device manufacturers. These provisions would help accelerate the adoption of digital radio across the EU – thereby encouraging innovation and competition, delivering economies of scale and ensuring the interoperability and cross-border portability of devices.