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 traditional 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. By specialising in this niche corner of the market, our new subsidiary Magrathea Telecommunications built its reputation for innovation, flexibility and reliability, entering a period of sustained growth.


Magrathea Culture


Magrathea’s culture is based on ethical principles, transparent pricing and excellent customer service. This is our ‘secret sauce’ – how we grow and retain our customers.

With the personal service and friendliness of a small business and the technological weight of a large enterprise, we offer the tools of a large wholesale provider to start-ups and enterprises alike, levelling the playing field.

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


Magrathea Values


Magrathea’s resilient, stable network removes the stress and cost of managing infrastructure from our clients, allowing them to commit to their strengths.

Smaller clients benefit from our wholesale level scale, reducing financial strain. The transparent pricing structure doesn’t penalise those with lower traffic volumes and the prepaid format helps clients to budget.

Larger clients benefit from fast, resilient access to the heart of the UK Carrier network , and a large portfolio of competitively priced services to add to their own brand offerings.