Virgin Media is acquiring Arqiva Wifi to expand its wireless network reach and connectivity throughout the UK.
Virgin Media will soon be striking a deal to bring in Arqiva Wi-Fi into Virgin’s corporate fold as a part of Virgin Media Business. Arqiva WiFi is one of the largest Wi-Fi solution providers in the UK, with 31,000 Wi-Fi access points installed in 6,500 UK locations (including 250 London Underground stations). By acquiring Arqiva Wi-Fi, it is highly likely that Virgin Media will become one of the largest public Wi-Fi providers in the UK.
According to Peter Kelly, the managing director at Virgin Media Business, the acquisition of Arqiva will lead the company to its expansion in the market of high-quality outdoor connectivity. Additionally, Nicolas Ott, the managing director at Arqiva, declared that this “will enable both Virgin Media and Arqiva to leverage their respective strengths to deliver innovative and compelling solutions to customers where the need for capacity and coverage is ever increasing.”
Once the deal is set with Virgin, Arqiva Wi-Fi will still be able to continue with the deployment of public Wi-Fi solutions and as an exclusive partner of the Virgin Media, it will also provision indoor Wi-Fi to the company itself and to its customers.