Dark Fibre

Dark Fibre solution for datacentres, telcos and mobile operators

Dark fibre from The Loop is a compelling city-wide solution for carriers, datacentres, telcos, mobile operators, media companies and others who need to move large volumes of data quickly, securely and reliably.

Part of Gamma, The Loop is based on our own 161km+ of fibre extending right across Manchester.

Connecting all of Manchester’s leading data centres and key media hubs including Media City, OGS and the Space Studios. Our network passes hundreds of buildings and already connects several leading names in the private and public sector.

The Loop Data Centre Map 2018

Why The Loop?

Because our network is deep underground in its own ductwork you won’t suffer the disruptions to which more common shallow depth fibre is prone. With multiple fibre rings under the city we can also offer you the extra assurance of diverse routing to keep your important data traffic moving. And should you need it, you’ll find support from The Loop to be fast, friendly and efficient thanks to our Manchester-based engineers who are just a local phone call away.

Based on our own 161Km+ of fibre extending right across Manchester, we deliver dedicated fibre direct to your locations, and offer bandwidth of up to 1G at a fraction of competitors’ price.

We also provision 1G, 10G and up to 100G P2P Ethernet (Manchester – London and Slough) protected or unprotected.

Already reaching 15 datacentres, business hubs, media campuses and other key points across the city, and growing all the time, our own Manchester-based team can provision your fibre remarkably quickly.

If we don’t currently serve your location we’ll plan a custom solution and deliver it faster and on time.


  • 4 hours Guaranteed SLAs
  • Bespoke connections available
  • Conforming to ITU-T standards G652
  • 24 x 7 local Technical Support
  • On-net at all of Manchester’s leading data centres and major media-hubs
  • Multiple loops provide increased route options to ensure diversity
  • Available un-lit or as FTTP high capacity internet provision (single or resilient connections)
  • 10-day average on-net provisioning