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Press Release -- March 4th, 2011
Source: Huawei
Tags: Construction, Submarine Cable

Huawei Marine Wins BDM Turnkey Supply Contract to Bridge Malaysia and Indonesia

[Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 4 March 2011] Huawei Marine Networks Co. Ltd. (“Huawei Marine”) announced today that it has won the bidding for the BDM (Batam-Dumai-Melaka) submarine cable project and will provide the end-to-end turnkey submarine system solution.

The BDM project will complete a cable system between Melaka, Malaysia and Dumai & Batam, Indonesia by Q4 of 2011. The completion of this new system will bring the leading submarine telecommunication technologies to Malaysia and Indonesia, providing exceptional bandwidth improvement for these two countries, and satisfying their soaring demand for international communications.

The BDM system will cross the Straits of Malacca, an area of extraordinarily busy shipping lanes and strong tidal currents. This area is predominantly shallow water with a maximum depth of only 60 meters. The cable route will have 8 pipeline and sea-cable crossings in a relatively short distance. Huawei Marine will carry out the installation in this busy and complex environment, showcasing its delivery and installation capabilities.

Telekom Malaysia (TM) is the leading integrated information and communications service provider in Malaysia, which makes it an ideal data-centric provider in Southeast Asia. PT XL Axiata TBK (XL) is the fastest growing telecommunication operator in Indonesia, with 40.4 million subscribers and 22,191 BTS (2G/3G) as of the end of 2010. Finally, PT Mora Telematika Indonesia is one of the largest telecom infrastructure providers in Indonesia. In order to strengthen the communication and information sharing between Malaysia and Indonesia to meet people’s needs for daily communication, these three operators are working together to build this system, which will bring a new era for information sharing and transfer to the people in Malaysia and Indonesia, as both nations are developing rapidly to become contemporary citizens of the world.

“It is a great honor for Huawei Marine to be awarded the contract to build this system,” Huawei Marine CFO Mr. Zhou Jin said. “With the most advanced transmission technology and the support from our parent, Global Marine Systems Limited, the industry-leading company in marine installation, we believe that this system will bring solid, high-capacity data communications to Malaysia and Indonesia in 2011.”

About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd. is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Huawei Marine combines the global leading optical communications technology of Huawei with the industry leading marine operation experience of Global Marine, focuses on customer requirements and specializes in construction of global submarine communications networks. Huawei Marine will exert itself to become a leading provider of submarine communications products and solutions of the world and provide customers with end-to-end competitive submarine network solutions.

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About Telekom Malaysia Berhad

Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s leading integrated information and communications service provider in Malaysia and one of Asia’s primary players in the Telecommunications Industry. TM runs a global network infrastructure that spans across the world and offers a wide range of products and services comprising of data, bandwidth and voice.

With its extensive global connectivity, TM is poised to position Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital gateway for South-East Asia. In line with this, TM is evolving into a Next Generation Network service provider enabling the Group to enhance its efficiency and productivity while providing enriched products and services.

TM’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives have long cultivated a culture of good governance and accountability, ensuring consistently strong performance to stakeholders, building customer loyalty as well as attracting and retaining our talent. The Group promotes 3 major platforms i.e. education, community/nation-building and environment.

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About PT Mora Telematika Indonesia

MORATELINDO, not content to be one of the largest telecom infrastructure providers in Indonesia, is now expanding its customers’ base by providing its services to the residential, business, government and wholesale sectors. Through innovation and great services, Moratelindo intent to become one of the major players in Indonesia’s fast growing internet and content industry.

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About PT XL Axiata Tbk

PT XL Axiata Tbk. is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. PT XL Axiata Tbk. is 66.7% owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata Investments (Indonesia) Sdn Bhd (formerly known as Indocel Holding Sdn Bhd) and Emirates Telecommunications Corporation (Etisalat) through Etisalat International Indonesia Ltd (13.3%), and public (20%), and is part of Axiata Group with Robi (Bangladesh), HELLO (Cambodia), Idea (India), MTCE (Iran), Celcom (Malaysia), Multinet (Pakistan), M1 (Singapore), Samart (Thailand) and Dialog (Sri Lanka), to advancing Asia.

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