The Batam-Dumai-Melaka Cable System (BDM cable system) is a 400-km intra-Asia regional submarine cable system between Malaysia and Indonesia with two routes, Melaka-Batam and Melaka-Dumai. The BDM cable consists of two fiber pairs, with a design capacity up to 1.28 Tbps. And the BDM cable project is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2011.


Cable System:

  • Batam-Dumai-Melaka Cable System, or BDM Cable System

Cable Length:

  • 400 km

Design Capacity:

  • 1.28 Tbps
  • 2 fiber pairs, each of 64x10 Gbps DWDM

Lit Capacity:

Ready for Service Date:

  • To be ready in Q4H-2011

Investment Type:

  • Consortium


  • Telekom Malaysia Berhad (TM),
  • PT XL Axiata Tbk
  • PT Mora Telematika

Initial Investment:

  • US$  million

Landing Stations:

  • Batam, Indonesia, PT XL Axiata TBK
  • Dumai, Indonesia, PT XL Axiata TBK
  • Melaka, Malaysia, TM


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