About Arqiva

As more and more individuals, companies and public services organisations seek to connect safely and securely to one another, we’re central to every vital connection they make.

Surprised? Don’t be. We’ve been working behind the scenes connecting people and organisations as they go about their everyday lives for 90 years.

As a leading communications infrastructure and media services company, we provided the transmission capability for the UK Government’s first budget broadcast in 1928. And we were behind the first satellite TV tests in 1978. Other ‘firsts’ include the world’s first digital terrestrial TV launch in 1998 and the world’s first outsourced mobile phone network in 2001.

We continue to build on our pioneering heritage and grow our people, technology and capabilities. This ensures we are trusted by our customers. Why do they trust us? Because without our increasingly ingenious and smart ways of working, none of their communication would be possible.

We provide much of the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications in the UK. In fact our engineers led the largest broadcast engineering project in UK history with the successful completion of the switch over from analogue to digital in 2012. 

Major broadcasters, such as the BBC, ITV and BSkyB, as well as independent radio groups, depend on us to keep them connected to their customers. We’re also providing the connectivity for leading UK mobile network operators and many emergency services operators. We distribute content and data to homes across the length and breadth of the UK and keep British troops overseas in touch with their favourite football teams via live Sky Sports feeds.

But that’s not all. We have a presence in Ireland, mainland Europe, USA and further afield. For example, we provide satellite distribution services for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. in the US and for France’s leading media company Canal+ Group. And our digital and satellite TV services keep the news flowing for the internationally renowned Al Jazeera Network.

We’re the power that makes televisions, radios, mobiles and other devices receive and transmit data. It’s a big responsibility and one that we take seriously. Always.