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Airwave Solutions has designed, built and operated the Airwave service providing a secure digital radio communications system for the emergency and public safety services. The company is headquartered in Slough, and the network provides coverage for more than 99% of mainland Britain and is reportedly the largest public safety communications network in the world. In April 2007, Macquarie paid Telefonica £1.9 billion for the firm, which had annualised sales in 2006 of £233.5m.

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Company details
CompanyAirwave Solutions
ActivityCritical communications provider
Sales £m†233.5
Operating profit £m†24.4
Main shareholdersMacquarie managed funds (100%)

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* supplied by Company   † annualised figure   ‡  profit = ebitda