Quantum Loophole breaks ground on massive QLoop fibre network - The EE

Quantum Loophole breaks ground on massive QLoop fibre network

Austin, TX – July 20, 2022 – Quantum Loophole, Inc., a developer of Gigawatt-scale master planned data centre communities, broke ground on the company’s massive QLoop network, a 43-mile hyperscale fibre ring connecting the company’s 2,100+ acre Quantum Frederick data centre development site in Maryland to the Ashburn, Virginia ecosystem. The network ring will offer capacity for more than 200,000 strands of fibre connecting to the Ashburn ecosystem in under one half millisecond round trip time (RTT).

The QLoop fibre optic ring has received all governmental approvals for its two crossings of the Potomac River. Quantum Loophole will be constructing a network of conduits to connect Quantum Frederick’s two planned network centres on its Maryland data centre campus where automatic, robotic cross connections powered by Telescent are planned to be installed. When complete, QLoop will contain in excess of thirty, 2-inch HDPE conduits placed at a depth designed to exceed security standards. When fully deployed, Telescent-enabled network centres will be capable of processing millions of cross connects  from the QLoop to the on-campus conduits that deliver fibre to each data centre site on the Quantum Frederick campus, thus expediting time-to-market for customers and creating a private metro system on the Quantum Frederick campus.

“We are building the largest medium haul fibre backbone that’s ever been created,” says Josh Snowhorn, founder and CEO of Quantum Loophole. “And we are bolstering that with some pretty amazing cross-connect capabilities. Each property will have access to conduits and thousands of strands of fibre directly into the QLoop system to enable seamless, private and secure connectivity for all of our campus-wide customers.”

In terms of community impact, Quantum Loophole employs a dig-once approach. By placing the conduits all at once, QLoop will be able to support future campus expansions and increase speed to market for customers without disturbing the land along the route each time. The initial fibre availability will be 3,456 strands and with a systemwide bend radius designed to accommodate 6912 fibre, adding capacity to the platform will be both fast and efficient. 

Quantum Loophole reimagines the site selection process for hyperscale and mass-scale data centre developments. Its first project, in Frederick County Maryland, provides the digital infrastructure industry a 10-20 year road map inclusive of land, power, water and fibre network infrastructure. Pre-orders for conduit, custom fibre deployments and access to QLoop are currently available.

For more information about Quantum Loophole visit Quantum Loophole.

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