Now stretching more than 170km, the network serves leading names in the private and public sector and provides connectivity to all of Manchester’s leading Data Centres, Media Hubs and Business Communities.
Utilising our national fibre backbone, we also offer multiple 100G ultra-low latency Point to Point links between our Manchester hubs and the rest of the UK.
The Loop is an agile and flexible organisation that’s fast to respond and puts customer needs first.
A well proven, dense fibre infrastructure network delivering secure, scalable and flexible connectivity to data centres and business communities across Manchester.
Wholly owned and independent, our 171km network consists of multiple ducts, sub-ducts and high-capacity G.652fibre cables designed in a variety of rings to ensure maximum diversity and resilience. With unprecedented reach across the city, The Loop offers transformational connectivity.
A totally private and fully managed carrier grade service providing 10G and 100G options, The Loop offers you fast on-net delivery timescales with no termination fees.
Served from our UK connected data centres and utilising advanced DWDM equipment our dedicated routes deliver safe and secure connectivity at very competitive pricing.
Dedicated, uncontended and guaranteed symmetrical speeds, The Loop internet is delivered over our own fibre directly to your premises. With flexible speeds from 30Mb to 1G The Loop is always on, not shared and not contended. The speed you order is the speed you get!
That’s a good question, and one with multiple answers.
For some, it’s because, well, because of our network. Wholly owned by us, it offers a unique blend of extensive reach and robustness, spanning Manchester, Salford and Trafford and configured as three rings for diversity and redundancy. Our fibre is buried deeper beneath the streets than other networks for greater resilience and security.
For some, it’s because we already interconnect Manchester’s most important digital locations including data centres and media city to each other and to the world.
For some it’s because our operations, provisioning and support teams are based right here in the city. From delivering new connections to resolving tickets on existing ones, we get the job done while national providers are still thinking about it.
For some it’s a matter of cost. Because we wholly own the network, we can deliver services at highly competitive prices.
And for some it’s because we are local and responsive, but backed by the technical and financial weight of Gamma Communications plc, one of the UK’s most innovative and successful unified communications providers.
Whatever your reason for choosing The Loop, the fact is you’ll be in good company.
Tony Greenwood, Technical Director, Core Post
We already connect telco customers with Manchester’s data centres via our 170 km and still-growing dark fibre network. And that means we’re well-versed in the telco focus on latency, survivability and ticket resolution.
MediaLinX from The Loop – fast, dedicated internet, delivered over fibre to your office or studio.
Our managed internet and hosted telephony services are tailor made for small and medium sized businesses.
Taking advantage of the Government purchasing frameworks of our parent company Gamma, we can offer highly competitive internet and telephony services running over our own fibre network.
That means a comprehensive service governance model, with the majority of products certified to ISO22301, ISO27001 and ND1643 (OFCOM’s mandated security standard for next generation operators).
But quality is about more than ISO specifications, very important though they are. It’s also about people, about corporate culture and about having a certain approach to customer service.
We recognise that without customers we have no business, and so our entire organisation is shaped to deliver higher quality service than any other supplier in our sector.
From our network operations centre in the centre of Manchester, to the sales, provisioning and support teams that work from the same site, it’s customer-first.
Simply, we aim to deliver the most technically advanced and robust voice, data and business Internet possible, backed by a responsiveness and affordability that is second to none.
At The Loop, when we say quality, that’s what we’re talking about.
Tameside’s Digital Infrastructure Cooperative has formed an alliance with The Loop, Manchester’s largest independent fibre network.
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