FTTB is a fibre optic connection all the way from a telephone exchange to a building (Fibre to the Building). But, when it comes to your next Build to Rent development, there's a better solution - Smart Fibre Infrastructure (SFI). SFI is a faster and simpler way to cable your building, and here are 4 reasons SFI is the right choice for Build to Rent properties:

Less equipment and more space. With traditional cabling designs, you need a switch for every 90 metres of cable, fans for each switch, multiple cabinets and a whole range of equipment to power and maintain. Running over a single seamless fibre network, instead of multiple cables to each floor, SFI fibre cable doesn’t need switches or fans. This reduces the wasted space per floor, decreases the potential for faults and reduces your maintenance budget.

Save money and the environment. All the extra equipment installed in a copper infrastructure is unnecessary. By installing SFI, value is added to your building by saving energy and money and reducing your carbon footprint!

Future proof building infrastructure. In a society where the Internet needs to be more and more accessible, it’s essential that your building is futureproof. With SFI, it’s easy to add additional data points. Therefore, there is no restriction on the TV, Internet and phone packages you can offer to residents.

Warranty & support. Installing SFI with Glide Residential comes with warranty and support throughout the term of your contract.

Traditional Fibre Broadband or FTTC (Fibre-to-the-Cabinet) is a fibre connection from the local exchange to an on-street cabinet then copper connection from the cabinet to the premises. FTTP (Fibre to the Premises) offers much faster speeds and improves the performance of an internet connection. FTTB (Fibre to the Building) extends the fibre to the basement of a building but still uses copper cables to get to your premises. Glide Residential offer a complete and true FTTP solution all the way to your apartment with Smart Fibre Infrastructure and Managed Broadband for the Build to Rent (BTR) sector.

By providing an outstanding online experience, Glide Residential helps you attract and retain tenants and enhance rental values. Find out how we can help you exceed your residents’ online expectations and gain a real competitive advantage. To find out about our managed internet services and landlord broadband get in touch and one of our team will be happy to help.

Smart Fibre Infrastructure™ (SFI™)

Glide Residential’s SFI™ is a full fibre, landlord broadband solution that provides a fast and simple way to cable a building, specifically designed for the build-to-rent (BTR) sector. With SFI™, buildings are future-proofed for the next 25 years, as there are no restrictions on what can be delivered via fibre. SFI™ also enables the provision of many smart technology services such as Wi-Fi controlled lighting and heating, door entry, CCTV, digital signage, smart metering, and SkyQ. SFI™ helps add rental value, whilst reducing operational costs, and is designed with developers, landlords, and their residents in mind.

Managed Internet Service

With Glide Residential, you can also benefit from a fully managed internet service for private rented residents and fully managed internet solutions. What this means is everything is managed from the cabling, to launch, to ongoing 24/7/365 support. Complete managed broadband services from a single provider. The network is monitored around the clock to ensure everything is running smoothly, and each customer has their own dedicated service manager as one single point of contact to provide everything you need.

Get in touch with a member of our team to find out how we can enhance your build-to-rent (BTR) development. Call us on 03333 800 800 or drop us an email at glideresidential@glide.co.uk, or find out more details on our website https://glidebusiness.co.uk/residential/service/smart-fibre-infrastructure

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