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Sheffield-based ISP ASK4 wins 'Innovation of the Year'

The ISP scoops the accolade at Property Week's Student Accommodation Awards for 2017

Posted by Rob Bertels | December 20, 2017 | Students

One of the region’s fastest growing tech companies, ASK4, has recently been awarded the Innovation of the Year award at Property Week’s national Student Accommodation Awards in Birmingham.

The award is in recognition of ASK4’s unique service, 4Network, which allows users of a managed Internet service in multi-tenant buildings to have their own private and secure wireless network via the building’s shared infrastructure - just like at home.

4Network forms a unique part of ASK4’s network infrastructure and has been developed over a number of years in direct response to the changing connectivity demands of current and future students. 4Network is ASK4’s response to the influx of new WiFi connected devices, entertainment systems and infrastructure now available to students and accommodation operators.

The judges praised ASK4 for 'taking a new approach to meeting a real need' and you can read about 4Network and its significance for the student accommodation and build-to-rent sectors here.

Speaking of the win, ASK4 founder and CEO, Jonathan Burrows, commented:

“4Network is the result of significant investment and three years of hard work by our R&D colleagues. It means we have been able to stay ahead of the curve and meet the connectivity demands of our end users in student accommodation and private residential buildings.”

Commercial Director, Jonathan Thornhill, added:

“2017 has been a big year for ASK4 and having our team’s ingenuity, dedication and hard work recognised at a national level is the perfect end to a great year. 2018 doesn’t look like it’s going to be any quieter, so stay tuned!”


Founded in Sheffield with a city centre HQ, ASK4 employs over 100 people and serves over 160,000 customers across 400+ sites in the UK, Ireland, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Poland. 

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