The Sharp Project signs up new supplier to further increase connectivity and resilience

The Sharp Project signs up new supplier to further increase connectivity and resilience

Posted 23rd Aug 2012 at 08:57 by Tom Clarke

Gamma, one of the largest networks businesses in the UK, has brought further high speed connectivity to The Sharp Project,  Manchester’s creative and digital production complex. Gamma carries around 13% of UK businesses’ voice traffic.

Gamma has connected its network into The Sharp Project, complementing its existing provision to tenants.

A cable with a total of 48 fibre optic cores is directly connected into the building, allowing for significant expansion as The Sharp Project requirement increases.

This supply is in addition to the superfast broadband connectivity supplied by Cheshire based NWIX Group, offering the high level of resilience, which two independent providers are able to create.

Gamma has its UK operational and network management centre in Manchester‘s Trafford Park where it currently employs more than 85 people.

Bob Falconer, Gamma’s CEO said: “We have significant network capacity and coverage in the Manchester area, in some cases, where no other fibre network capacity or capability exists.  We have therefore been able to provide high capacity internet and voice services to specific locations, and The Sharp Project is the first of these in the Manchester area.  We recognise that Manchester aspires to be the UK’s tech city and needs the very best in connectivity to achieve this, and we want to help the city realise this ambition.  The number of staff we employ in our management centre at Trafford Park has doubled over the last three years, and we want to continue to grow and invest in this part of the country.”

Sue Woodward, Project Director for The Sharp Project said:  “Our tenants can now access ultra-fast broadband, a vital requirement for any media based business that needs to send and receive large image and video files quickly and securely. They can also now use high quality IP Telephony services utilising the same connectivity, giving them a much more flexible telephony service than traditional services.  Superfast, reliable broadband is vital for digital production businesses to flourish and we have the technology which allows them excel in this increasingly competitive field.”

For more information on Gamma visit

The Sharp Project
Thorp Road
M40 5BJ
United Kingdom