ULYSSES (cable system)

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ULYSSES
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Owners:
WorldCom International, BT, France Telecom and KPN
Landing points
Date of first use 1997

ULYSSES is a submarine communications cable network divided into two sections: ULYSSES-1 and ULYSSES-2 that transit the English Channel and the North Sea, respectively. It carries telecommunications and internet signals to-and-from the UK to continental Europe. It began service in 1997 and is owned by WorldCom International, BT, France Telecom and KPN.

Network[edit]

ULYSSES-1 has landing points in:
1. St Margaret's Bay, Kent, United Kingdom
2. Calais, Pas-de-Calais, France

ULYSSES-2 has landing points in:
3. Lowestoft, Suffolk, United Kingdom
4. Near IJmuiden, North Holland, the Netherlands

The route then continues inland into mainland Europe and joins the two cables together at:
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
6. Düsseldorf, Germany
7. Frankfurt, Germany
8. Saarbrücken, Germany
9. Brussels, Belgium
10. Reims, France
11. Fresnes-lès-Montauban, France
12. Paris, France

And from the two UK landing points the cable connects together at:
13. London, UK

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