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.

  • How to launch… Everything you need to know to monetise your content

    Blog

    10/8/2018

    Arqiva

    How to launch… Everything you need to know to monetise your content

    We have the tools, infrastructure and expertise to put your content in front of the right audience at the right time, and in the most cost-effective way.

  • 700MHz Clearance: Time to retune

    Blog

    6/8/2018

    Tony Mattera, Technical Solutions Director, Terrestrial Broadcast

    700MHz Clearance: Time to retune

    With a planned completion date of 2020, the 700MHz clearance programme is now in full swing. As experienced as we are in this kind of work, though, there are some unavoidable complexities that we must overcome.

  • The evolution of a traditional broadcast infrastructure provider

    Blog

    24/7/2018

    Kenelm Deen, Senior Product Manager, Terrestrial Broadcast

    The evolution of a traditional broadcast infrastructure provider

    Driven by the phenomenal growth of technology over the past decade, today’s viewers not only expect a wide-range of high-quality programming, but the freedom to view their favourite shows whenever, wherever and on whatever device they want.

  • World Cup proved that broadcast TV is best

    Blog

    24/7/2018

    Simon Beresford-Wylie, CEO

    World Cup proved that broadcast TV is best

    Fans overwhelmingly preferred to watch England’s progress on good-old broadcast television, predominantly delivered via Freeview.

  • 700MHz Clearance: Re-engineering the DTT network

    Blog

    16/7/2018

    Tony Mattera, Technical Solutions Director, Terrestrial Broadcast

    700MHz Clearance: Re-engineering the DTT network

    As 4G’s popularity peaks and 5G edges closer, we’re working hard to make sure enough spectrum is available on the most suitable bands.

  • What is 700MHz clearance?

    Blog

    2/7/2018

    Tony Mattera, Technical Solutions Director, Terrestrial Broadcast

    What is 700MHz clearance?

    As the broadcast industry and others close to it evolve, so too must Arqiva’s supporting infrastructure. Our vast and complex network of TV and radio masts and multiplexes is carefully configured to meet the needs of the masses, but we must be ready for change when necessary.

  • Inspiring engineers: How Arqiva invests in talent

    Blog

    19/6/2018

    John Druce, Learning & Development Manager & Neil Taplin, Director of Operations, Terrestrial Broadcast

    Inspiring engineers: How Arqiva invests in talent

    Behind Arqiva’s crucial infrastructure, there are hundreds of skilled engineers, each doing their daily bit to keep the UK’s TV, radio, telecoms and smart technology services up and running. In this article we take a look at the role of our apprenticeship scheme in developing our future talent.

  • City connectivity: could frustrations with network congestion be a thing of the past?

    Blog

    21/3/2018

    Duncan Wall, Business Development and Partnerships Director, Telecoms & M2M

    City connectivity: could frustrations with network congestion be a thing of the past?

    In densely populated UK cities, millions of consumers and businesses are unknowingly battling to get online using the same limited spectrum. And, while most are satisfied at present, mobile services will soon decline if we don’t address the growing strain on networks with the growing appetite for data-heavy services.

  • 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

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