Cascade Data Services (CDS), an MDA subsidiary, plans to offer high-speed, real-time, low latency satellite data information transfer services to marine customers worldwide at speeds up to 10 Gbps. CDS is leveraging its proprietary technologies developed for its CASCADE satellite system, and will use O3b Networks constellation of MEO satellites to provide service. CDS is now accepting pre-subscriptions to the service that is expected to go into commercial operation in 2010.
'CDS plans to offer a paradigm changing advance in information transfer capacity to customers operating in remote and underserved parts of the globe' said David Spalti, of CDS. 'Oil and gas exploration has a critical need and we are excited about the augmentation that is possible through this combination of technology and infrastructure.'
MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance of business and government organizations worldwide.
Focused on markets and customers with strong repeat business potential, MDA delivers a broad spectrum of earth and space based information solutions, ranging from complex operational systems, to tailored information services, to electronic information products.
MDA employs more than 3,300 people in locations across the United States, the United Kingdom, and Canada. The Company’s common shares trade on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.
About Cascade Data Services
Cascade Data Services (CDS) is a company dedicated to providing high-speed communication services on a 100% global basis. CDS is uniquely positioned to offer these services by leveraging key enabling technologies developed by its parent company MDA with support from the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) and Technology Partnerships Canada (TPC).