AfterDawn: Glossary


ARIB stands for the Association of Radio Industries and Businesses. It is a standardization organization located in Japan. ARIB was designated as "the Center for Promotion of Efficient Use of Radio Spectrum" and "the Designated Frequency Change Support Agency" by the Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications (MIC) under the provisions of the Radio Law in Japan.

Under the designation, ARIB conducts studies and engages in research and development efforts, establishes standards, provides consultation services for radio spectrum coordination, cooperates with other overseas organizations and provides frequency change support services for the smooth introduction of digital terrestrial television broadcasting. These activities are conducted in cooperation with and/or with participation by telecommunication operators, broadcasters, radio equipment manufacturers and related organizations as well as under the support by MIC.



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