Arqiva, the leading UK communications infrastructure and media services provider, has become the latest Tier 2 member of the Power Networks Demonstrations Centre (PNDC).

Arqiva provides highly secure managed communications networks across the UK, for utilities and broadcast customers. They play an essential role in bringing energy saving initiatives into consumers’ homes via smart metering and provide the data to help them make better informed decisions.

Arqiva is the provider of the gas and electricity smart meter network in Scotland and the north of England for the Data Communications Company (DCC), as well as the smart water network partner for two of the largest water companies in the UK. Arqiva is also the sole supplier of national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK.

Olivier Loriot, Head of Sales, SDC at Arqiva, said

“Arqiva is delighted to become a member of the Power Networks Demonstration Centre, which will allow us to us to collaborate with the members to enhance and develop our range of services including connectivity, security, devices and analytics.

Membership will also grant Arqiva access to key industry meetings, through which we can gain insight into relevant topics of discussion such as the Communications and Cyber Security Knowledge Forum. It will allow Arqiva to collaborate with members to develop products and services which can add value to the industry.”

Steven Whyte, Senior Business Development Manager, PNDC, said:

“The PNDC is delighted to welcome Arqiva as our latest Tier 2 member, continuing to grow our activity within the application of communications technologies across energy systems. We look forward to working with Arqiva and existing members in the area of M2M communications, and providing robust and reliable future platforms to enable the increase in network monitoring, management and control. Being able to demonstrate some of Arqiva’s solutions within the PNDC will support the development of these technologies, and foster new applications across the energy domain.”

About Arqiva
Arqiva is at the heart of the broadcast and utilities sectors in the UK and beyond, providing critical communications infrastructure and media services.

It is the only supplier of national terrestrial television and radio broadcasting services in the UK, consistently delivering digital TV, analogue and digital radio to people in all four corners of the country. It distributes over 1,000 channels internationally using our fibre and satellite infrastructure. The advanced, secure and dedicated networks are also supporting the management of critical data for a range of smart metering networks in the energy and water sectors.

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