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Arqiva relinquishes key fiber assets for broadcast TV focus

News of a significant number of cellular masts and towers changing hands in Europe might not appear disruptive to our core target audience, but the resultant cash injection into Europe’s most lucrative video market is certainly worth keeping tabs on. It comes as Arqiva retreated from the telcoms sector in dramatic fashion this week with a huge £2 billion ($2.45 billion) sale of infrastructure assets to Cellnex, meaning the UK company emerges as a pure broadcast technology player. But how relevant is the remaining company? Arqiva’s sole business now lies in providing TV and radio technology to broadcasters as well as international content owners. It builds and manages DTT infrastructure on behalf of broadcasters, much like TDF in France. The…

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