Since the government stopped DAB+ for public service interest for the less costly digital system DRM+ is increasing. This has lead to new trials on different frequency bands and involving also commercial and community broadcasters. The Telecom Bretagne University, supported by the Region of Brittany, recently held a scientific trial in Brest in band II (FM) using a 300 W transmitter; while community radio Agora Cote d'Azur FM, near Nice, is at present conducting a test in band I at 60 MHz.
Agora FM states that because DAB+ or T-DMB do not meet the needs of local or regional radio with ambitions of community communication. To discuss other solutions and to demonstrate its DRM+ tests Agora FM has an event at Théâtre de la Cité, 3, rue Paganini in Nice, July 25th 1430.
In a third trial, which took place in May and June in Trondheim, Norway, commercial station Radio Metro network used a 300 W transmitter in band II.
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