On Friday 25th September, Glide were awarded SME Service Provider of the Year at the annual Connected Britain awards. As this is a category that recognises how well a company meets the needs of the business customer not just with connectivity, but also with a wider ICT portfolio, we were delighted to win.

Glide is not just about faster, more reliable broadband - we’re about enabling our customers to use a range of technology more effectively, especially in the harder-to-reach areas other ISPs leave behind.According to Connected Britain’s judges, “Providing ultrafast broadband to almost 1,200 businesses in the last year and continuing to serve some of the country’s most difficult-to-reach SMEs, Glide was the clear forerunner in this category, helping to keep businesses competitive from wherever they are situated. With the pressures of the pandemic present for all of us, this business connectivity is now more important than ever.”

Our technology is future-proofed so our customers can grow at speed, eg. businesses in the arts and technology sectors have peace of mind knowing that Glide Gigabit is future-proof to the rise of Ultra High Definition, empowering businesses to explore new technology without limitations.

However, it’s not just our business broadband that’s award-winning - our Smart Fibre Infrastructure received a special commendation in the Consumer Connectivity Project of the Year category. This award was looking for innovative projects that provide consumer focused products and solutions - and since improving our customers’ experience is behind everything we do, we are thrilled our offering has been given such recognition.

SFI™ is a unique, seamless, future-proof, full-fibre building infrastructure and our Glide National Network has undergone significant upgrade to support demand for Gigabit Broadband. This means our Gigabit Wi-Fi speeds will meet resident demands for entertainment like Ultra High Definition (UHD) streaming and online Virtual Reality (VR).

Glide SFI™ means connected environments extend beyond the front door to the gym, the cinema room, yoga studio, cafes, parking lot and communal outdoor space, enriching residents’ lives with technology. Resident IoT devices that use other wireless languages are all features that SFI™ technology supports without the need for additional hardware. Glide broadband includes Pervasive Wi-Fi, Guest Wi-Fi, Fibre-to-the-Home in an apartment building and Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ all integrated with IoT and Building Management System wrapped up in a managed service.

Glide’s SFI™ is aimed at enhancing the lifestyle of residents through improved, innovative technology. Our product is geared towards what consumers want – pre-empting their future needs with high bandwidths to ensure we continue to meet needs and enrich experiences in the future.