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Smarter student broadband

Unleash the power of the UK’s most advanced broadband technology for your students.

Whether they’re on laptops, smartphones or game consoles, today’s students need to be connected 24/7. In simple terms, this means you need to provide them with a broadband service that can cope with high bandwidth demands, both now and in the future.

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Reliability, safety and speed

Today’s students need bandwidth, so they can research and work to tight deadlines. They need to stream and upload large amounts of data for work and socially. And they need a broadband service that performs at their level, using the UK’s most advanced ultrafast fibre optic and wireless technologies.

At Optify, we go to great lengths to deliver just that…

We carefully design our networks using the best equipment and with enough spare capacity to minimise faults and peak time congestion.

We install equipment with the very latest Wi-Fi 802.11ac standard to support an enviably large range of devices.

We operate high spec firewalls within the network to protect against denial of service attacks and associated damage.

And as you’d expect, thanks to our dedicated fibre optic cables, we deliver ultrafast speeds day and night.

At Optify we’ve been at the forefront of fast, reliable student internet connections for nearly two decades. We work closely with universities and private accommodation operators to manage their increasingly sophisticated needs.

Every day over 150,000 people around the UK depend on us to get them connected. And we deliver the same level of support and care, whether we’re serving a single bed flat or the 8,000 students at the University of Edinburgh’s 64 properties across the city.

  • Future-proofed networks that are built to be upgraded easily Future-proofed networks that are built to be upgraded easily
  • Bring your student properties up to speed with ultrafast, reliable broadband Bring your student properties up to speed with ultrafast, reliable broadband
  • Tailored solutions for University-owned halls, PBSA, and HMOs alike Tailored solutions for University-owned halls, PBSA, and HMOs alike
  • Wireless networking for common areas, such as foyers, lounges and kitchens Wireless networking for common areas, such as foyers, lounges and kitchens

Registration is so easy

From the moment they embark on their student journey, we make it easy for your new arrivals to get online. So, registering their smartphones, tablets and laptops is completely intuitive and only takes a few minutes.

We’ve also made sure that all our pages conform to the latest web accessibility standards for users with disabilities. Plus, we have a range of language options to simplify registration for international students. And if your students do run into problems, our UK-based customer care team is available to provide support around the clock.

In addition, we can supply a registration link for you to send out to new students with their pre-arrival information – so they can create their account before they even move in.

  • Rent inclusive broadband with speeds from 50 Megabits to 1 Gigabit Rent inclusive broadband with speeds from 50 Megabits to 1 Gigabit
  • Unlimited data downloads Unlimited data downloads
  • Fantastically flexible, award-winning Wi-Fi Fantastically flexible, award-winning Wi-Fi
  • Instant access from the day they arrive, plus pre-registration options available Instant access from the day they arrive, plus pre-registration options available
  • 24/7 UK-based customer care, taking the hassle away from you 24/7 UK-based customer care, taking the hassle away from you

The MediaHub: the power to connect

Today’s students live in a smart, interconnected world. They own an average of 5 devices that connect and play together. With this number set to double by 2020, providing a robust, reliable connection for your students has never been so important.

Our MediaHub creates a secure wireless bubble that’s not shared with anyone else and has been created specifically for student accommodation, to minimise external wireless interference.

So, whether your students want to print wirelessly, stream music or upload their assignments, we have the power to connect their world together in the privacy of their own room.

Expert support

Our UK-based customer care team is available to look after your students 24/7 by phone, email, Twitter and Facebook. We can help them with anything from their network configuration settings on Windows and macOS, to connection issues and more.

We can also assist you with the specification and design of your network, when you start building or converting your property. We’ll survey the property and mark up the floor plans to indicate where cables need to be run for wireless access points, delivering:

  • Optimum wireless coverage
  • Reduced maintenance issues
  • Simplified future upgrades
  • Reduced long term costs for all

First class service

We work hard to ensure your network always operates at peak performance, which is why we have automated systems checking connections every minute of every day, 365 days of the year. Any problem is flagged to our network operations centre, and if necessary, we’ll send our own local engineers to your site to solve the issue.

As a customer, you’ll be assigned a Service Manager who can update you with regular reports on the performance we’re delivering to your students and how it compares to your Service Level Agreement. We’ll also keep you fully informed via your Account Manager.

We won’t just give your students a great internet experience; we’ll look after your non-student visitors too. We’ll do this by providing them with reliable, high-speed Wi-Fi that means they won’t have to worry about data allowances or poor coverage.

Benefits of Optify student broadband

  • A trusted internet provider A trusted internet provider
  • Hospitality internet options Hospitality internet options
  • Fully managed solution Fully managed solution
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi 802.11ac Wi-Fi
  • The personal touch The personal touch