Arqiva, previously NTL, is a leading UK communications company, enabling millions of people and machines to connect through TV, radio, mobile and the IoT. The only national provider of terrestrial television and radio broadcasting infrastructure in the UK, Arqiva plays a critical ‘behind the scenes’ role; it owns and operates more than 8000 telecom towers used by mobile network operators, independent radio groups, major broadcasters and utility companies. It also provides digital and satellite services and distribution for international clients in Europe, the US and APAC. Verotec’s IMRAK cabinets have been Arqiva’s default cabinet for more than 10 years, and there are now many thousands of units installed in the field. As technology has advanced, so requirements have evolved, and Verotec has developed a suite of six different standard configurations specifically for Arqiva, which can be ordered for delivery direct to site by project engineers working at any location. The great attraction is that the engineers know that the standard configurations can be bayed directly to existing suites without having to do any on-site modifications.
The most popular configuration is a 47U high, 600 wide and 1000mm deep unit fitted with multiple cable trays, baying kits, several sets of panel mounts, numerous chassis supports and a custom copper earthing bar designed by Verotec to Arqiva’s specification.
Tim Armstrong, Verotec’s Commercial Director, said, “We have worked closely with Arqiva over the years to develop configured IMRAKs that meet their specific requirements and we have the logistics in place to deliver the IMRAKs to any site in the UK within a day or two of receiving the order. The system works very well and we are pleased to play our part in providing an always on, always connected world.”