Thu, 10 Mar 2011


Huawei is to build a submarine cable across the Straits of Malacca between Malaysia and Indonesia

Huawei Marine Networks has been awarded a contract for the Batam-Dumai-Melaka submarine cable project linking Malaysia and Indonesia. Huawei will offer end-to-end turnkey submarine system solutions for the project.

The BDM project will consist of a cable system across the Straits of Malacca between Melaka, Malaysia and Dumai and Batam, Indonesia. The cable route will have eight pipeline and sea-cable crossings. The new system will provide bandwidth improvement for Malaysia and Indonesia.

The 300 kilometre cable will have a capacity of 80 gigabits a second. The project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2011.

Telekom Malaysia, Indonesia’s XL Axiata and infrastructure provider Moratel will build the system.

The advanced transmission technology and the support from Huawei’s parent, Global Marine Systems, will allow the system to bring high-capacity data communications to Malaysia and Indonesia in 2011, said Huawei Marine CFO, Zhou Jin. GTB