Arqiva provides the infrastructure behind television, radio, satellite and wireless communications for customers including the BBC, ITV and Al Jazeera. The Hampshire-based company also runs the world’s largest digital radio network, located in the UK, and this year plans a trial of 5G mobile services alongside Samsung at a number of sites across London. The consortium that owns the business is reportedly considering a £5bn sale. It is led by chief executive Simon Beresford-Wylie, 59.

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Company details
Year2017
Rank65
CompanyArqiva
ActivityCommunications services provider
LocationCentral London
Sales £m885
Profit £m425
Year endJun 16
Principal shareholdersCanada Pension Plan Investment Board (48%), Macquarie (25%), other investors (27%)
Staff2,170
Founded2005
Websitewww.arqiva.com

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