View from the top: the UK’s biggest towerco Arqiva on rural coverage and capacity solutions
Arqiva illustrates the synergies between broadcast and telecom towers, and highlights value added services
With over 60 years’ history in broadcast infrastructure, Arqiva is one of a uniquely European breed of towerco which has grown up from a solid history in television broadcasting and now owns a large chunk of both broadcast and telecommunications infrastructure in their home countries. Nicolas Ott, MD of Telecoms at Arqiva, spoke to TowerXchange to explain why he thinks the broadcast/telco infrastructure synergy works so well in Europe, how capacity solutions will be the next big area for growth, and how he sees the UK tower market developing.
TowerXchange: Please share Arqiva’s background. How was the company formed?
Nicolas Ott, MD Telecoms, Arqiva:
Arqiva is a private company owned by pension and infrastructure funds.