P2P Ethernet

Point-to-point (P2P) Ethernet from The Loop delivers ultra-low-latency, high-bandwidth, secure connectivity between Manchester and SE England.

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Market leading Gigabit connectivity

It runs on our fibre network deep beneath the streets of Manchester, Salford and Trafford, linking data centres and other key locations to Telehouse, Harbour Exchange and Epsilon in London, and LD6 in Slough.

For moving 4K and HD media files or high-volume data and telecoms traffic, P2P Ethernet is more competitive than dark fibre. Multiples of gigabit packages achieve the optimum balance of guaranteed throughput and cost.

On-net provisioning is within just 10 days and new site connections are in double-quick time too.

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Low Latency

Microseconds can matter in many real-time internet applications and transactions, especially when split-second decisions need to be taken. The Loop’s network takes the shortest physical route possible wherever it can, minimising delays and latency. And shaving valuable time off responses.

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Our entire fibre network is buried deep and is wholly dedicated to business traffic for best-in-class security and privacy. We’re trusted by many of Manchester’s leading companies to transport their critical business data. You can trust us with yours too.

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Route diversity

Not only is our network deeper underground and so less prone to disturbance and damage. Its fibre is dual redundant, and with a topology that allows multiple different routes for traffic. If one link goes down, another takes over immediately.

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Cost Effective

Because our network is 100% owned by us, end to end, we’re not beholden to other operators. So we can set our own prices. And we’re certain you’ll find them some of the best prices going for fibre internet anywhere.

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Superfast delivery

With a network footprint spanning the entire Metropolitan area we’re already well placed to provision. And our installations team knows the streets, the business premises and the civils involved better than anyone else. We’ll get you connected quicker. No problem.

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Proper Support

Call The Loop’s support line and you won’t get an overseas call centre or an agent who doesn’t have a clue. Instead you’ll get through to our 24/7 team located right here in Manchester, with skilled engineers ready to respond.

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When you work with The Loop you’re in good company. We connect and serve some of Manchester’s biggest and best-known companies. Data centres. Broadcasters. Media firms. Post-production. Studios. Enterprise centres. All of them trust The Loop to keep them online.

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4-hour guaranteed SLAs

When we talk about a four-hour response time we don’t mean the time taken for an engineer to be allocated and to get in touch. We mean four hours to have someone on site, with you, working on a fix.

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Why choose P2P Ethernet from The Loop Manchester?

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.

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P2P Ethernet

The Loop P2P Ethernet is a product for telco operators, ISPs and organisations with critical data requirements and high bandwidth traffic.

Our diverse options of routes allows you to connect faster, with increased resilience and security between Manchester, London and Slough datacentres or office locations.

By offering a P2P Ethernet network that’s built for the future, at competitive prices, we aim to fulfil gigabit speeds and access to a digital infrastructure for more connected cities.

This service will enable you to enable disaster recovery contingency plans, offer services from multiple data centres in Manchester, London and Slough.

The network is optimised to Carry VoIP traffic or support other complex critical business applications as well as having the Flexible topology needed to upgrade when you need to break out and offer services from different data centres in the UK.

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Why would I need P2P Ethernet? And why from The Loop?

One example. What if your business could have one LAN across multiple sites in the city, kilometres apart? P2P Ethernet extends your LAN in this way, creating a common and highly secure IP infrastructure across an entire distributed business. Without the extra complication and cost of a WAN. Backed by the proven performance, resilience and reliability of The Loop.

What's special about your fibre? Why is it different to the others?

Our fibre has been in the ground for longer than many other similar networks, and is buried deeper – a lot deeper in some cases. Consequently, it is well established in the ground and is more resistant to the damage and disturbance that can plague more recent, shallower-buried cables. Uptime and reliability are much improved. Resilience is assured.

Which businesses already use your fibre?

We’re proud to be working with some of Manchester’s leading data centre, media, technology and creative businesses, providing them with Gigabits of bandwidth for their high-volume data needs. We’re also pleased to be associated with Manchester’s Media City, Space Studios and The Sharp Project – all of them helping drive the region’s digital economy with help of high speed fibre networking from The Loop.

What if your network doesn't directly pass by my business?

You will get to meet our locally-based installations team. More agile and more innovative than entrenched providers, they think on their feet. Their on-the-doorstep, street-by-street know-how, and their relationships with local authorities and other bodies help us to secure the wayleaves and other civils needed to get you connected quickly – wherever possible by bringing new fibre to your door.

Do you have more questions?

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.

If you have more questions – do not hesitate to get in touch.

Understand how we ensure quality service

At The Loop, we deliver the same impeccable quality standards as our parent company Gamma Communications plc, the UK-wide unified communications provider to customers including FTSE100 organisations, government and the NHS.

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.

Have you seen our other products?

Dark Fibre

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.

High Speed Business Internet

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!