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We’re specialists in delivering market-leading, super-fast and reliable solutions for students, residential developers and businesses, the three sectors we know inside out.

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Glide started life as separate businesses delivering broadband, utilities & communications services to different markets across the UK.

For decades, we’ve been known for delivering exceptional connectivity and original solutions to the best universities and biggest businesses in the country.

We are now proud to stand together as one group that brings together sector expertise and creative spirit to make life simpler, customers happier and businesses more successful.

The Glide group is growing quickly, expanding our footprint across the UK and into Europe, and building original ways for our customers to connect. Say hello to Glide.

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Why Glide?

The Glide network

We’ve invested millions in our network to ensure we deliver the best possible service. Other providers might settle for delivering services over networks they don’t own, but we want to ensure quality across every inch of our infrastructure.

  • 100,000 premises reached
  • 570 fibre enabled cabinets in the UK
  • 300km of fibre in the ground
  • 7 countries – UK, Ireland, Spain, Italy, Germany, Austria and The Netherlands
 

Where are we?

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  • Landlords & letting agents
  • Student accommodation
  • Residential & Build to Rent
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Students, landlords and letting agents rely on our utilities & superfast broadband so they get on with their lives and businesses knowing Glide is looking after the detail

From a simple idea born in a pub in Birmingham, we've gone on to become the market-leading utility provider for shared accommodation in the UK. Over the last 10 years we've sorted shared living for over 150,000 customers and made the tenant experience better with our simplified bills.

  • Gas/electricity, water, TV licencing and broadband in one inclusive package
  • Easy setup and management of your services in our online portal
  • Quick, simple and hassle-free bill-splitting
  • One bill for all services across entire property portfolio

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Using Glide makes life easier for our tenants and prevents them from arguing over bills, which is hugely beneficial and takes away the stress. It also allows us to keep all bills in one place, giving us more time to focus on running the business"
Niall McTurk, Sinclair Properties

Glide is the leading provider of complete connectivity services for student accommodation serving over 350,000 students across 850 sites in the UK & Europe

We can create better student experiences and even reduce operational costs through best in class broadband services, cabling expertise, smart technology combined with powerful insights into what your students need. Whether it’s studying, socialising, streaming, gaming, browsing or downloading, students always need fast, reliable internet, great content and friendly, efficient support that’s always there for them (and all of their devices).

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With Glide as our strategic partner delivering superior Wi-Fi connectivity and a fantastic range of additional services across our portfolio, Unite Students continues to be the number one choice for student accommodation in the UK."
Gary Denham, Group Procurement Manager, Unite Students

Glide delivers high-speed, reliable and fully managed Wi-Fi to property developers and landlords for new build and retrofit multi-tenanted properties across the UK and Europe

Glide provide smart building solutions with our game-changing Smart Fibre Infrastructure™. A single fibre connection to each apartment compatible with household appliances, home entertainment, lighting, heating, doors and security for the ultimate smart building experience.

Quote Glide
It's been a pleasurably straight-forward process working with Glide. Designing and installing the infrastructure was seamless and functioned effectively from the start. We know our customers will benefit from day one of their tenancies"
Peter Hynd, Chairman of Promenade Estates, 2018

Glide specialises in national and international, highly bespoke MPLS networks for corporate, broadcasting; and data network and backhaul services for other ISPs. The company also has an extensive presence on a large number of business parks and industrial estates throughout the UK, where we deliver ultrafast broadband and high-capacity leased lines.

"I am absolutely over the moon with the service I have received from everyone within Glide on my project, and I am confident that ongoing service and support will be as highly rated. Job well done..."

IT Manager at ERF Electrical

Our awards

The Glide group is proud to have won a number of awards; check out our achievements.

  • Fast Track 100 2014 Fast Track 100 2014
  • Best Business Awards 2014: Best Innovation Best Business Awards 2014: Best Innovation
  • West Midlands Business Masters 2015: Fast Growth Business West Midlands Business Masters 2015: Fast Growth Business
  • Employer Recognition Scheme 2015: Silver Award Employer Recognition Scheme 2015: Silver Award
  • Best Business Broadband (ISPA 2018) Best Business Broadband (ISPA 2018)
  • 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain 2016

Accreditations

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IIC Bronze 2019
The UK's leading assessor and award provider of customer experience. They've surveyed over 2 million people and accredited more than 250 businesses with an IIC Award and awarded Glide the Bronze award in 2019.
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ISO 9001:2015
Awarded to companies that consistently provide products and services that meet customer and applicable statutory and regulatory requirements and enhance customer satisfaction through the effective application of a quality management system.
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Class of 2020
A group of organisations involved in every area of the student housing industry - from investors, to developers and operators, and service providers. It is now the largest student housing platform in Europe.
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FIA
As registered members of the FIA, Glide adhere to the high standards of service within the fibreoptic industry.
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The Megabyte50 Awards
A rigorous set of benchmarking criteria to highlight the growth and position of the best-performing privately-owned software, IT and telecoms companies in the UK mid-market. As CableCom, Glide ranked 26th in the Top 50 best performing UK technology companies in 2015.
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IPv6 World Leader
Recognises internet providers for providing more than 20% of user traffic using IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6). Cablecom (now Glide) received it in 2017 when they had been deploying software and infrastructure supporting IPv6 for a decade.