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May 24, 2015 6:34 PM ET

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Company Overview of Arqiva Limited

Company Overview

Arqiva Limited operates as a communications infrastructure and media services company in the United Kingdom, Continental Europe, and internationally. The company operates through Terrestrial Broadcast, Satellite and Media, Digital Platforms, Telecoms, and Smart Metering/Machine to Machine business units. It offers television (TV) services, including digital terrestrial TV; connect TV; TV distribution; sports, news, and special events; direct to home satellite; fiber and IP connectivity; managed broadcast solutions; media management and playout; teleport; and disaster recovery and resiliency services. The company also provides radio services, such as analogue broadcasting, digital broadcastin...

Crawley Court

Winchester,  SO21 2QA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1990

1,953 Employees

Phone:

44 962 823434

Key Executives for Arqiva Limited

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 53
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Managing Director of Business Operations
Age: 49
Chief Executive Officer of the New Vod Business
Interim Managing Director of Wireless Access
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Arqiva Limited Key Developments

Arqiva Appoints Mike Parton as Chairman

Arqiva has appointed Mike Parton to the role of chairman. Parton will oversee the business on behalf of Arqiva's shareholders and takes over from Peter Shore who has been chairman since 2007. Parton took on the role of chief executive of Marconi in 2001. Between 2001 and 2006 he was responsible for the financial and operating restructuring of Marconi before overseeing a sale of the company to Ericsson. In 2007, he became chairman of Damovo and joined the board of Tele2, becoming chairman there in 2010. Parton stepped down from the board of Damovo in 2015 following a sale of the company.

Arqiva to Launch UK IoT Network in November

Arqiva to launch UK IoT network in November low-cost SigFox network will facilitate high-volume, low-margin services. The first phase of Arqiva's planned U.K. Internet of Things (IoT) network will launch next month. The first sites will be operational from November. It will launch in the first 10 cities to be covered in April next year, with nationwide rollout after that.

National Express West Midlands Renews Managed Service Contract with Arqiva

National Express West Midlands renewed its managed service contract with Arqiva. This provides NX West Midlands with the additional capability to monitor real-time communications across its fleet of over 1,500 buses, providing improved security and safety for bus drivers and a more efficient service for local residents. The contract refresh will move the NX West Midlands bus fleet onto a new Ofcom spectrum frequency that will provide far greater call capacity across the system, enabling faster response times. Arqiva will also provide new features to enable NX West Midlands to monitor and quickly access voice recordings between its centralised dispatchers and drivers. In addition the new real time reporting tools will allow NX West Midlands to analyse and identify problems much quicker.

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