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Press Release -- January 13th, 2012
Source: Huawei
Tags: Construction, Submarine Cable

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, 13 January, 2012: Huawei Marine Networks Co, Ltd. (Huawei
Marine), today announced the successful completion of the BATAM-DUMAI-MELAKA
(BDM) Cable System that links the island cities of 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 – with the exceptional
bandwidth improvement they require to meet the increasing demand for international
communications in Malaysia and Indonesia.

“I would like to thank Malaysia Berhad, PT XL Axiata, and PT Mora Telematika
Indonesia 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.

About Huawei Marine Networks Co., Ltd.

Huawei Marine Networks Co., Limited (Huawei Marine) is a joint venture established by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd. and Global Marine Systems Limited. Based on the advantages of the two parent companies, Huawei Marine integrates the state-of-the-art technologies in telecommunications and the experiences of marine operation near 100 years, committing itself to the construction of global submarine cable communication networks. Huawei Marine provides highly reliable, cost-effective solutions and end-to-end services including project management, installation, and technical support for submarine cable system operators.

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About Telekom Malaysia Berhad
Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM), Malaysia’s broadband champion and leading integrated
information and communications group, offers a comprehensive range of communication
services and solutions in broadband, data and fixed-line. As a market leader, TM is driven
by stakeholder value creation in a highly competitive environment. The Group places
emphasis on delivering an enhanced customer experience via continuous customer
service quality improvements and innovations, whilst focusing on increased operational
efficiency and productivity.
Leveraging on our extensive global connectivity, network infrastructure and collective
expertise, TM is well positioned to propel Malaysia as a regional Internet hub and digital
gateway for South-East Asia. TM remains steadfast in its transformation into a new
generation communications provider to deliver an enhanced and integrated digital
lifestyle to all Malaysians, and opening up possibilities through connection,
communication and collaboration, towards our shared vision of elevating the nation into
a high-income economy.
As a model corporate citizen committed to good governance and transparency, TM
continues its pledge to ensure the integrity of our processes, people and reputation as
well as the sustainability of our operations. Our Corporate Responsibility (CR) ethos
reinforces responsible behaviour in the four main domains of the marketplace, workplace,
the community and the environment. With a focus on ICT, the Group further promotes 3
major platforms i.e. education, community/nation-building and environment, through our
Reaching Out programmes.
TM is also a multiple corporate awards winner, having been recognised consistently for
our high standards in Corporate Governance as well as the Anugerah CSR
PerdanaMenteri for Best Workplace Practices two years consecutively, in 2009 and 2010.
TM was most recently honouredwith 5 National Annual Corporate Report Awards (NACRA)
2010, notably the Platinum Award for CSR; and 4 Frost and Sullivan Malaysia Excellence
Awards 2011, including Best Broadband Service Provider of the Year.
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About PT XL Axiata Tbk.
PT XL AxiataTbk. is one of the major cellular providers in Indonesia. PT XL AxiataTbk. is
66.6% owned by Axiata Group Berhad through Axiata Investments (Indonesia) SdnBhd
(formerly known as Indocel Holding SdnBhd) and Emirates Telecommunications
Corporation (Etisalat) through Etisalat International Indonesia Ltd (13.3%), and public
(20,1%), and is part of Axiata Group with Robi (Bangladesh), HELLO (Cambodia), Idea
(India), MTCE (Iran), Celcom (Malaysia), Multinet (Pakistan), M1 (Singapore), SIM
(Thailand) and Dialog (Sri Lanka), to advancing Asia.
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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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