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Phone mast maker Arqiva: Oh, the £6bn float? Yeah, about that...


Re: Please Clarify...

At best it's lazy reporting - ah for the El Reg tombstone icon - that makes for an interesting claim in the text, even if it does stretch the credulity of readers who know the actual situation.

Arqiva's primary history is that of the IBA tranmitter network as you rightly point out - hence Winchester.

The BBC aspect is because Arqiva (still the IBA bit) bought National Grid Wireless which is where the former BBC transmission ended up (via Crown Castle), until it was Borged by Arqiva.

So the "Started - BBC - 1922" connection is deeply tenuous but strictly true, even if it only applies to a sizeable chunk of the current Arqiva.

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