Magrathea are the UK’s leading supplier of managed, next-generation voice services to business clients.

Using our in-house technology, we offer a wide range of telecommunication services and solutions, with access to virtually unlimited bandwidth and the best carriers in the world.

We were one of the first to offer UK-wide geographic numbering to IP service providers, enabling  our clients to provide solutions that could compete with traditional telephony services.


From entrepreneurial beginnings….


Founded in 1995 by Linus and Melanie Surguy, Magrathea Systems was named after the custom-world building planet in the Douglas Adams book The Hitchhiker’s Guide to The Galaxy. By 2001, Linus foresaw a seismic market change approaching in the form of IP telephony.

Convinced that this was the future of telecommunications, Linus focused his development team on building software to integrate IP technology with traditional PSTN telephony. In July 2001 Magrathea Telecommunications was launched, quickly building a reputation for innovation, flexibility and reliability.

These founding principles continue to underpin Magrathea’s success in empowering clients to adapt and succeed. The creation of our Mag-Hub provides clients with immediate access to adaptable interoperability. We supply the expertise in wholesale telephony so our clients can focus on their core business.

As founding members of Comms Council UK and active participants of the FCS and NICC, we provide technical and regulatory guidance in negotiations with Ofcom, Parliament and Industry.


The way we do business….


At Magrathea we like to make it as simple as possible to work with us.  Our straight forward pricing structure doesn’t penalise those with lower traffic volumes and the prepaid format helps clients to budget. We offer ease of access to the heart of the UK Carrier network and clients have access to helpful self-serve tools which can be integrated into their own operations. We take pride in our responsive and knowledgeable client support.

We’re serious about our responsibilities around due diligence. That means we like to get to know our clients from the start, building effective working relationships.  We have a strong track record of working with clients who are starting out, helping them grow, as well as with established enterprises.


The values that are important to us…


Empowering: We empower our clients to be successful in their core business and our staff to be successful in their own careers.

Connecting: Our connections, in every sense, help our clients to be successful and helps us create a fantastic working environment for our staff.

Evolving:  We continually review and improve our products and services as well as our internal business practices.  We are mindful of our planet and people when we make decisions.