Enhancing our existing Manchester metro, adding unique routes, extra capacity and flexibility in the region.
Manchester is an important and growing digital hub and we have been keen to develop our presence in the city for some time. It also enhances our Super Highway that runs from Dublin through to Manchester, London and Lowestoft.
We launched our Manchester metro network in August 2017, developing a high density fibre footprint. That network consisted of 42km of duct network, 276 chambers and direct connection into 17 data centres around the city. The Loop Manchester launched in 2012 and was a dedicated high-speed fibre optic network in the heart of Manchester. It offered unique duct networking extending across the key commercial areas of the city and a strong compliment to our existing footprint. The combined network delivered immediate value to existing customers and new customers welcomed from The Loop. As well as serving the growing Manchester media sector, The Loop’s customers included major data centre operators, enterprises and public sector organisations.
Key features of The Loop
The acquisition of The Loop network strengthens our customer proposition in the bandwidth infrastructure market. As well as adding unique routes to our Manchester metro, the Loop provides us with a more local presence, the flexibility to connect more data centres and buildings and the opportunity for further expansion
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We own and operate dense fibre networks. We have a proven track record in deploying capital and developing networks at pace for our customers.
We develop our network to support our customers bandwidth needs. We have deployed 30,200km of lit fibre since 2015 in the long haul network and connected more data centres and buildings within the metro.