As the UK’s leading provider of communications infrastructure and media services, we pride ourselves at being at the forefront of the latest industry developments and evolution.

  • Finding an innovative solution to help clear the 700MHz band – The ‘broadband’ antenna

    Blog

    15/2/2018

    Tony Mattera, Technical Solutions Director & Jez Paulson, Principal Antenna Systems Architect

    Finding an innovative solution to help clear the 700MHz band – The ‘broadband’ antenna

    A major re-engineering programme is now well underway with the objective of clearing the 700MHz frequency band (UHF channels 49-60) of Digital Terrestrial Television (DTT) services by May 2020, to make spectrum available for future mobile data services.

  • Exploring internet contribution and distribution

    Our Views

    31/1/2018

    Andy Munro, Senior Product Manager, Satellite & Media

    Exploring internet contribution and distribution

    Content distribution over the internet has come of age – with broadcasters and media providers enthusiastically embracing the channel as a true alternative to dedicated fibre, MPLS and satellite transmission. Questions, however, remain.

  • Freeview at 15: TV’s biggest success story

    Blog

    23/1/2018

    Mike Finchen, DTT Director & Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy, Ventures, Product and Marketing

    Freeview at 15: TV’s biggest success story

    Walk into any UK home today and your chances of finding a Freeview box or Freeview-equipped television set are extremely high.

  • Off-the-shelf growth and instant channel differentiation

    Blog

    18/1/2018

    Sylvie Macraigne, Senior Product Manager, Satellite & Media

    Off-the-shelf growth and instant channel differentiation

    How Arqiva’s new Central Processing Platform is shaking up the Channel to Platform market

  • Above and beyond: keeping TV and radio services on air

    Blog

    15/12/2017

    Neil Taplin, Director of Operations, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Above and beyond: keeping TV and radio services on air

    It’s never been easier to enjoy quality TV. These days it takes little more than the touch of a button or two to access a world of amazing programming – 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

  • Rolling out 5G in the UK: What’s involved?

    Blog

    5/12/2017

    Jonathan Freeman, Product & Technology Director, Telecoms & M2M

    Rolling out 5G in the UK: What’s involved?

    Arqiva is proud to have played a significant part in the successful roll-out of 4G in the UK. Our infrastructure, including around 8,000 active licensed sites, has helped to deliver faster wireless connectivity to tens of millions of mobile users across the country.

  • What is meant by orchestration and why it matters

    Blog

    24/11/2017

    Kris Barker, Head of Product Development, Satellite & Media

    What is meant by orchestration and why it matters

    As the cloud enables greater virtualisation of services across industries, managing the processes held within or ‘Orchestration’ is becoming ever more important.

  • The Electronic Communications Code – What’s changing?

    Our Views

    23/11/2017

    Mark Bartlett, Director of Estates and Infrastructure, Telecoms & M2M

    The Electronic Communications Code – What’s changing?

    Changes to the Electronic Communications Code are due to be brought into force shortly. What is 'the Code' and why are the changes being made?

  • Virtualisation in the broadcast industry

    Our Views

    31/10/2017

    Kris Barker, Head of Product Development, Satellite & Media

    Virtualisation in the broadcast industry

    An Arqiva Satellite & Media whitepaper exploring the benefits of virtualisation in the delivery of common media services.

  • Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Cars

    Blog

    2/10/2017

    Simon Mason, Head of Radio TSS & Architecture, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Cars

    Episode 3 - Cars: On the road with digital radio

  • Digital Terrestrial Television – Do not adjust your set

    Our Views

    2/10/2017

    Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy & Ventures, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Digital Terrestrial Television – Do not adjust your set

    October 2012 saw Arqiva complete the largest broadcast engineering project in UK history, Digital Switch Over. In the five years since, how has the digital TV platform developed and what does the future hold?

  • Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Coverage

    Blog

    6/9/2017

    Richard Johnston, Head of Commercial Radio, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Coverage

    Episode 2 - Coverage: making Digital Radio available to more listeners

  • What will 5G mean for businesses?

    Blog

    3/8/2017

    John Lillistone, Head of Product, Telecoms & M2M

    What will 5G mean for businesses?

    5G is on the horizon, and with gigabit download speeds being touted across the industry, it’s clear that mobile users have a lot to be excited about. It’s not just consumers who stand to benefit from the next generation of wireless connectivity, however.

  • Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Choice

    Blog

    27/7/2017

    Glyn Jones, Digital Radio Commercial and Operations Manager, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Digital Radio: The new normal in the UK - Choice

    Episode 1 - Choice: Delivering the radio services that listeners want

  • Fixed Wireless Access (FWA): An introduction – Arqiva

    Blog

    24/7/2017

    Richard Stephens, Head of Trials and Concepts, Telecoms & M2M

    Fixed Wireless Access (FWA): An introduction – Arqiva

    As the demand for superfast broadband continues to grow, the pressure’s on to find more efficient and effective ways to keep consumers and businesses connected. Could Fixed Wireless Access be the answer?

  • Over-the-top TV: A direct hit – Arqiva

    Blog

    4/7/2017

    Alastair Robbins, Business Development, Satellite & Media

    Over-the-top TV: A direct hit – Arqiva

    A shift towards OTT viewing has resulted in success for SVOD services such as Netflix and Amazon Video, and has led to powerful sports brands such as NBA and MLB developing their own Direct to Consumer (D2C) propositions. We discuss the rise of OTT and the opportunities it presents.

  • UHD TV Contribution Services and the use of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

    Our Views

    9/5/2017

    Mike Walsh, Technology Specialist, Satellite & Media

    UHD TV Contribution Services and the use of High Efficiency Video Coding (HEVC)

    Our Technology Specialist, Mike Walsh, shares Arqiva's findings to support the carriage and transportation of UHD content in real-time in a contribution context.

  • Norway or the Highway?

    Blog

    7/3/2017

    Richard Johnston, Head of Commercial Radio, Terrestrial Broadcast, Arqiva

    Norway or the Highway?

    It’s very rare that events in Norway hit the headlines in the UK, but that was the case recently as the country became the first to instigate a switch-off of its FM radio signal and convert completely to digital.

  • An introduction to 5G - What to expect

    Blog

    22/2/2017

    Nicolas Ott, Managing Director, Telecoms & M2M

    An introduction to 5G - What to expect

    Wireless connectivity is now an integral part of modern life, and we’re moving towards a new digital era. With 5G on the horizon, what exactly can the industry and its audiences expect?

  • Pick’n’mix TV:  How ‘pay-lite’ could become the norm in the UK because of DTT

    Blog

    14/2/2017

    Laurie Patten, Director of Strategy & Ventures, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Pick’n’mix TV: How ‘pay-lite’ could become the norm in the UK because of DTT

    TV has evolved in many ways in recent years, but for consumers, the biggest improvement is undoubtedly choice. Viewers have much more control over what, when and how they watch.

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