Monthly Archives: May 2018

The inside story on how Hong Kong commuters have enjoyed underground connectivity since 1992

Once a system comes into place, there’s no going back – passengers become quickly expectant…” What were you doing in 1992? Work? School? College? Maybe you weren’t even born. George H. W. Bush was President of the USA, West Germany were the holders of the World Cup, and in Hong Kong (which still had five […]

Building in the boroughs: part 1: Manhattan

In 2011, Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) began construction on a WiCom network for New York City’s subway system. A project of this type was unprecedented; no one had ever attempted to modernize the 110-year-old transit system and bring it into the 21st century. In our four-part ‘Building of the Boroughs’ blog series, we will take you […]

BAI in Global Railway Review: A railway connectivity revolution could solve the UK’s productivity problem

Whether you are in government trying to boost GDP, a business wanting to improve bottom line or an individual working through a daily to-do list, productivity is something that is important to us all. Its significance was succinctly summed up by economist Paul Krugman, with the quote: “Productivity isn’t everything, but, in the long run, […]

BAI in TechRadar PRO: The challenge of running mobile underground

The news that London Underground will soon get mobile connectivity is a great boost to the city. The Tube was the world’s first mass transit and a trailblazer for the systems that followed. It seems strange therefore that London’s imitators have been quicker to implement mobile phone systems. Some cities – Tokyo and Seoul for […]

Five minutes with Jeremy Foran, Technology Specialist, BAI Canada

Pictured above: Jeremy Foran works with contestants of the 2017 Hacktrain event in London. Jeremy Foran has been with the BAI Canada team for over three years. In his role as a technology specialist, he focuses on using data to solve challenges for rail operators and their customers. We sat down with Jeremy to hear […]

5th annual Party on Wheels at the New York Transit Museum

On Sunday 20th May, Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications majority-owned company, sponsored the 5th annual Party on Wheels at the New York Transit Museum. This annual event benefits the Museum’s education programs, serving 25,000 New York City kids and teachers every year – including 3,000 participants in access programs for people with disabilities. During this yearly […]

Designing for accessibility: How technology can be a force for inclusion

New or innovative applications of existing technologies are changing the way we live, commute and interact. It is also driving a quiet, yet powerful disruption for persons with disabilities, improving quality of life and enhancing independent living. In recent years, there has been a veritable explosion in adaptive and assistive technologies enhancing mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities, including whilst riding the subway.

Restacking the national spectrum and creating a digital dividend

In October 2012, the Department of Communications engaged Broadcast Australia, a BAI Communications company, to manage a project to clear UHF television services from the digital dividend band (694-820 MHz) across Australia. As the industry leader, Broadcast Australia was the best choice to lead the project, which required the cooperation of the whole industry including […]