Pangea (cable system)

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Pangea North and Pangea South
Landing points
Total length937 km[1]
Design capacity7.2 Tbit/s[2]
Date of first use2001[3]

Pangea is a submarine telecommunications cable system transiting the North Sea connecting UK with Denmark and Netherlands. By 2002, it was no longer in service.[4] It consisted of two widely separated submarine segments - Pangea North and Pangea South.[3]

Pangea North segment of length 685 km had landing points at:[5]

From Fanø, an island off the coast of Jutland, there was an onwards section to the mainland, landing near Esbjerg at:

Pangea South segment of length 252 km had landing points at:[6]

The cable systems were deployed as a part of a larger effort by the network operator, Pangea Europe Limited, to connect countries in the Nordic region.[7][8] However, the company already had economic difficulties in September 2001,[9] and bankruptcy was filed in 2002 shortly after Pangea was finished. The cable ownership was transferred first to Arrowhead and Nortel[10] and then to become a part of Linx Telecom (now CITIC Telecom CPC) later in 2004.[11]

Maps[edit]

  • "Kingfisher Cable Awareness Chart, North Sea Central" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2006. Retrieved November 25, 2006.
  • "Kingfisher Cable Awareness Chart, North Sea South" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on August 16, 2006. Retrieved November 25, 2006.

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