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An underground fibre network, enabling the industries of Manchester with world class connectivity

Part of Gamma Communications PLC, whose national network delivers business grade voice and data services to public and private sector organisations, The Loop is the trading name of an extensive fibre network in Manchester. The network originally consisted of 82Km of duct and sub-duct containing multiple fibre pairs wholly owned by Gamma and part of the original assets acquired from Atlantic Telecom in 2002 with a further 33Km of sub-duct extending south of Manchester to Airport City. Recent investment of additional fibre means that the network now covers 170+km.

The Loop consists of three separate loops which enables extra options for resilience. The numerous fibre pairs are contained within multiple sub-ducts and outer ducting buried deep underground, providing long term security of storage.

The original fibre network lay dormant until its re-launch (as The Loop) in 2012. It spans a wide geographic area of Manchester with a footprint that runs through both urban/residential and commercial areas. The Loop fibre network has well established connections to most of Manchester’s leading datacentres and passes a number of key business and residential areas.

Offering an opportunity to access Manchester very quickly via an existing fibre network or alternatively through a long term sub-duct lease, The Loop is a valuable and unique network resource for the city and is perfect for powering today’s data hungry private and public sector organisations.

Our local knowledge and experience of working on Manchester’s streets and roads means we can get you connected quicker, completing any ground works with the minimum of fuss and disruption.

The Loop Data Centre Full Map

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Kilburn

Synergy

Turing

Reynolds

GCI

LDeX2

Gamma

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East ring

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Turing

Synergy

Williams

Kilburn

Science Park

Dock 10

Computacenter

DataCentred

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City ring

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LDeX2

H3G

UKFast

M247

Trafford ring

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Telephone Complex

Epsilon

Harbour Exchange

LD6

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The Sharp Project

Space Studios

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The Loop Manchester is powered by Gamma

More than 98% of our customers have remained with us after the first year of service. This retention rate is one of the highest in the marketplace, thanks to our excellent customer service.

Satisfaction is our priority.

To maintain and enhance our standards, we have an ongoing programme to measure satisfaction:

  • We interview a randomly-selected sub-set of around 100 customers every quarter. We ask them how we are solving their telecoms and data solutions challenges. This provides us with our NPS (Net Promoter Score) which is an independent survey based on how likely you would be to recommend us to other businesses.
  • We use visual management tools to provide real-time account status for all our staff to make sure that we’re always on track with your account.
  • We carry out our own quality-of-service audits, checking key performance indicators (KPIs) for ordering, speed of service restoration/fault repair and billing accuracy.

Learn about our connectivity products

dark fibre

For telcos, network operators, businesses and others looking to grow their own networks quickly and easily, dark fibre and managed bandwidth from The Loop is a compelling solution. Already at key points of presence around the city and with yet more planned, we’re the provider of choice for many of Manchester’s big name organisations.

p2p ethernet

For telcos, network operators, businesses and others looking to grow their own networks quickly and easily, dark fibre and managed bandwidth from The Loop is a compelling solution. Already at key points of presence around the city and with yet more planned, we’re the provider of choice for many of Manchester’s big name organisations.

high speed internet

Ultra-fast and dedicated internet connectivity delivered over fibre to your premises. Uncontended speeds from 50Mb to 1Gb, guaranteed up and down. No contention, no sharing, no compromise. Supported 24 x 7 from our Manchester Network Operations Centre. Industry leading IP telephony products with competitive call packages.

Brands we work with

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We have something for your business

For larger businesses that already have their own corporate networks, we provide highly flexible and quick-to-provision bandwidth and connectivity in the shape of dark fibre delivered over our high capacity fibre infrastructure.

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.

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