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Phone mast maker Arqiva: Oh, the £6bn float? Yeah, about that...

British mast outfit Arqiva has pulled out of plans for a £6bn IPO, citing "market uncertainty" as the reason for a lack of investors. It comes just two weeks after the firm announced its intention to float on the London Stock Exchange this month. In a statement, the company said: "The Board and Shareholders have decided that …
Kat Hall, 3 Nov 2017
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All your masts are belong to us outfit Arqiva confirms IPO plan

Britain's biggest mast outfit, Arqiva, has confirmed it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month, a move it hopes will raise £1.5bn and reduce its debt. The private equity owned business is a dominant player in Blighty's infrastructure and communications landscape. Some 19 million homes are connected via its 1,500 TV …
Kat Hall, 23 Oct 2017
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Virtual monopoly on UK cell towers and TV masts up for sale

Analysis UK cellular tower and TV mast radio specialist Arqiva has been put up for sale with an optimistic price of between £5bn and £6bn, but its two core areas of business both have questionmarks hovering over them. Any mobile tower company taking a long hard look at 5G has to decide if it can get heavily into a new class of platform …
Faultline, 7 Feb 2017
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Insecure IoT networks for medical data? Easily fixed, shrugs Arqiva

LPWAN Forum Transmitting medical data over an unsecured network? No problem, we can build security around it. This was the suggestion of Arqiva’s Ian Stewart at the LPWAN Forum in London this morning. Speaking on behalf of French outfit Sigfox’s UK reseller Arqiva during a panel discussion about the merits of proprietary and open cellular …
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Next-gen Freeview telly won't be another disruptive 4Ker

Breaking Fad The evolution of TV once again fell under the spotlight at the annual DTG (Digital TV Group) conference held earlier this week in London. The event provides a high profile platform for engineers, service providers, manufacturers and software developers to compare notes and scout out the ever undulating broadcast landscape. If …
Steve May, 15 May 2015

Telefonica and Arqiva set to mop up BILLIONS in smart meter cash

Companies who win upcoming government contracts to install smart utility meters across the UK are set to pocket over £2bn in public money. The money will come from the Department of Energy and Climate Change and will be spent over the next 15 years, at which point the UK is expected to have 20 million smart meters in operation …
Bill Ray, 15 Aug 2013
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Why UK slid £150m to tax-exempt phone-mast master Arqiva

How does one fairly distribute £150m to extend Blighty's mobile coverage? Give the whole lot to a private company that has paid no corporation tax for four years and effectively holds a monopoly. That company is Arqiva, which owns the vast majority of the UK's TV, radio and mobile phone transmitters. It will get £150m of …
Bill Ray, 15 May 2013
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Alan Sugar's YouView loses brand judgment in court

Lord Sugar's net-based TV service YouView lost a High Court appeal over the use of its brand name late last week. The trademark scuffle with little-known telco Total Ltd, which is based in Gloucestershire, could yet force YouView to limit use of its brand. The service, which is basically "iPlayer in hardware" is backed by …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2012
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Wannabe reckons it can broadcast local telly for free

One of the contenders for the licence to run the transmission network for the UK's Local TV stations has publicly boasted it can do it for nothing. Media biz Canis set up Comux to bid for the licence and will hand it over to small telly stations, once Ofcom has chosen them, enabling the business to run as a cooperative. Local …
Bill Ray, 10 Aug 2012
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YouView reportedly set for 2500-home pre-Olympics trial

YouView, would IPTV world's answer to Freeview, may get a soft launch into 2500 homes before the start of the Olympic Games. The platform, backed by broadcasters the BBC and ITV, ISPs BT and TalkTalk, and broadcasting infrastructure owner Arqiva, is currently being tested in a hundred locations in London by YouView stakeholder …
Tony Smith, 28 May 2012
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10x power boost for Freeview as London analogue signal cut

London's analogue TV signal was silenced at midnight yesterday, paving the way for 4G mobile data networks in the nation's capital. The analogue signal was transmitted from the Crystal Palace station now owned by Arqiva, which runs the UK's terrestrial broadcasting system after a previous government flogged it off. Crystal …
Hard Reg, 18 Apr 2012
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SeeSaw shut down

UK video-on-demand service SeeSaw has closed down. Founder Arqiva, the company that owns and runs Britain's terrestrial digital TV transmission infrastructure, put SeeSaw up for sale in January 2011. Unable to find a buyer, it announced the service's closure would take place the following June. At the eleventh hour, Arqiva …
Tony Smith, 28 Oct 2011
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Ofcom asks Arqiva to stick price on 600MHz spectrum

Arqiva, holders of a virtual monopoly on UK broadcast infrastructure, has been asked to provide indicative pricing in case anyone fancies launching some TV channels at 600MHz. In an updated statement (pdf, short and to the point) Ofcom postpones any auction until the end of 2012, but the regulator has asked Arqiva to work out …
Bill Ray, 23 Sep 2011
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Private equity saves SeeSaw

The upending of SeeSaw has been cancelled. Owner Arqiva today announced it had flogged off 75 per cent of the online video-on-demand service. Arqiva will retain 25 per cent of the company, the rest going to a group of venture capitalists, private equity punters and merchant bankers. SeeSaw will be overseen by Michael Jackson …
Tony Smith, 14 Jul 2011
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SeeSaw video-on-demand service to close

Arqiva is closing down its online video-on-demand service, SeeSaw. SeeSaw, which was effectively put up for sale in January, will shut up shop at the end of June. In an email sent to Arqiva staff today - and seen by Reg Hardware - company CEO John Cresswell said: "Despite varying levels of interest being shown [in SeeSaw], we …
Tony Smith, 27 May 2011
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Ofcom pricks Shard's 'biggest erection' boast

Ofcom, the UK's telecommunications regulator, has told the company raising London's latest erection, the Shard, that two of the country's tallest TV transmission masts stand more proudly skyward than the so-called "vertical city" does. The 'Shard-on', designed by famed Italian architect Renzo Piano and currently under …
Hard Reg, 24 May 2011
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SeeSaw streams UK TV through Boxee

Boxee, the US-based IPTV platform, has now got some UK-oriented content courtesy of UK telly-on-demand provider SeeSaw. SeeSaw has begun a "test service" on Boxee, which can be downloaded and installed a wide variety of kit from computers to old-style Apple TVs - or on D-Link's Boxee set-top box. The Boxee UI is designed to be …
Tony Smith, 28 Jan 2011
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Arqiva seeks Dragon for SeeSaw

Arqiva, the owner of the UK's terrestrial transmitter infrastructure and YouView consortium member, wants to sell some or all of SeeSaw, the online TV service it launched in February 2010. The company today said SeeSaw "needs further investment to reach its full potential". Arqiva clearly doesn't feel it can provide the money …
Tony Smith, 19 Jan 2011

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