NABA Initiative to Enable FM Radio in Smartphones Approved by ITU
May 24 2017 / Toronto, ON, Canada – NABA Initiative to Enable FM Radio in Smartphones Approved by ITU
The North American Broadcasters Association (NABA) led a successful effort to gain international support for the activation of FM radio receivers in smartphones. NABA submitted an “Opinion” on activating radio receivers in smartphones that was adopted by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) in March of 2017. Enabling the FM chip present in most smartphones would allow users convenient access to FM radio in times of emergency and natural disasters.