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Press Release -- January 11th, 2012
Source: Huawei
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Huawei Marine Launches BDM Cable System Solution

The new system brings a new era of information sharing and transfer to the people of Indonesia and Malaysia

Tianjin, China, 11 January, 2012: Huawei Marine Networks Co, Ltd. (Huawei Marine), today announced the successful completion of the BATAM-DUMAI-MELAKA (BDM) Cable System that links Batam and Dumai in Indonesia with a turnkey solution by adding a new landing point at Melaka in Malaysia.

This new solution provides the joint-operators of the system – Telekom Malaysia Berhad, PT XL Axiata Tbk., and PT Mora Telematika Indonesia (BDM Purchasers) – with the exceptional bandwidth improvement they require to meet the increasing demand for international communications in Malaysia and Indonesia.

“I would like to thank BDM Purchasers for allowing Huawei Marine the opportunity to provide this important system,” said Mr. Nigel Bayliff, CEO of Huawei Marine. “The completion of this BDM cable system not only highlights the delivery and installation capabilities of Huawei Marine, but most importantly, will bring a new era of information sharing and transfer to the people of Indonesia and Malaysia.”

The delivery of the system proved to be quite challenging due to the complex environment. It required a NEXANS URC-1 cable to be buried at a depth of three meters across the Strait of Malacca, which is well known for its extraordinarily busy shipping lanes. BDM cable also had to cross several existing cables and be ready for service within a tight delivery schedule. With the expertise of Global Marine on cable installation challenges have been overcome.

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