Mexico authorizes HD Radio 200 miles south of border


Mexico’s Federal Telecommunications Commission (CoFeTel) announced it is authorizing radio stations within 320 kilometers (200 miles) from its border with the US to begin transmitting with digital HD Radio technology.
In an official statement, the CoFeTel said that considering the extent of the development and implementation of the IBOC system in the United States of America, Mexico is required to take decisive action so that [the country’s AM and FM radio stations] in the zone located within 320 kilometers of the northern border of Mexico can transmit at the same technological level so that they can provide the benefits of quality service to the radio listening public.”