Huawei Marine gets cable project in Southeast Asia
Huawei Marine Networks Company won the bidding for Batam-Dumai-Melaka (BDM) submarine cable project and will provide the end-to-end turnkey submarine system solution, the company said in a statement yesterday.
The BDM project will establish a cable system between Melaka, Malaysia and Dumai and Batam, Indonesia by the fourth quarter of 2011.
“The 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 statement added.
The BDM system will cross the Straits of Malacca, an area of extraordinarily busy shipping lanes and strong tidal currents.
Telekom Malaysia, PT XL Axiata TBK and PT Mora Telematika Indonesia are the three operators who will work together to build the system.
"It is a great honour for Huawei Marine to be awarded the contract to build this system," said Zhou Jin, chief financial officer of Huawei Marine.
"With the most advanced transmission technology and support from our parent organisation, Global Marine Systems Ltd, 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."