Glide launches location based Wi-Fi services at the 2019 Student Accommodation Conference



On the 11th December, Glide were delighted to be platinum sponsors at the Property Week Student Accommodation Conference in London. With delegates from almost 400 companies in attendance, it is the Student accommodation (PBSA) market’s headline event. Last year we launched our Smart Block to great success and this year our exhibit was similarly exciting as we premiered our location-based services proposition.

Location aware services havean important role to play in the digital evolution of a property, particularly in extracting return-on-investment from a Wi-Fi network. They can be used to differentiate properties, flag where investment in student experience will have the biggest impact and contribute to 100% occupancy. Operators can improve the experience and the environment for residents and use data trends to maximise operational efficiency. Glide’s location based services run over existing Wi-Fi networks and use anonymous MAC addresses to understand how visitors move around your student property.

Guests can explore the residence with interactive accommodation tours and be fast-tracked through check-in with off-peak speedy boarding. Thanks to the reporting metrics giving data on footfall, route mapping, dwell time and heat maps, managers can have an extremely accurate view of how guests are using the residence, allowing them to improve with things like notifying residents on less busy times in the gyms, study areas and other communal spaces.

Glide is a market-leading infrastructure and utilities business, delivering hyperfast connectivity across the UK and Europe and operating in sectors such as student and built-to-rent accommodation, shared HMO living, and business parks. We do the complex things that the giants cannot, operating in areas that are difficult to access and difficult to service while enabling devices, buildings and cities to become smarter. With our own national full fibre network reaching over 100,000 premises, we create better internet experiences through best in class fast and reliable broadband services, cabling expertise, smart tech, and data insight.

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