Monthly Archives: June 2018

Five challenges of delivering wireless communications in metro rail environments

In a series of blog posts earlier this year, BAI Communications looked at the roll-out of wireless communications in metro rail environments like New York, Toronto and Hong Kong. Here are the top five challenges BAI faced when deploying communications networks underground and the lessons learnt: 1 – Dealing with dust Underground railways are hostile […]

Building in the boroughs: part 3: the Bronx

Transit Wireless (a majority owned BAI Communications company) is known for the cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity it implemented throughout the MTA’s subway system; nowadays, New Yorkers wouldn’t recognize a subway station without cellular and Wi-Fi service. Despite the wireless communications (WiCom) network’s popularity, most of the city’s 5.7 million daily riders have no idea of how it […]

Introducing a new wave of broadcast transmission efficiency

By Stephen Heazlewood, Senior RF Systems Engineer and Systems Automation Lead, Broadcast Australia In today’s digital world, people expect high speed connectivity wherever they are. For transmission network providers this means there’s no room for non-essential shut downs for maintenance, repair or replacement of equipment. Seamless connectivity is especially important for people living in regional areas […]

Broadcast Australia and Free TV bring the next generation of TV closer with successful completion of DVB-T2 laboratory trials

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA, 12 June 2018 – Free TV and Broadcast Australia (a BAI Communications Company) in partnership with ABC, SBS and TXA have successfully completed the first phase of next generation television laboratory trials. This trial is a world first for 7 Megahertz (MHz) very high frequency (VHF) transmissions with off-air fed ultra high frequency […]

Building in the boroughs: part 2: Queens

Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) was selected by the NYCT and the MTA to design, build, finance, operate and maintain a Wi-Com network in New York City’s subway system. After breaking ground in Midtown Manhattan (Phase I) and continuing construction along the Upper West Side (Phase II), our next stop was Queens (Phase […]

Building the UK transport networks of tomorrow

Today’s transport organisations need a broader set of competencies than ever before. Ongoing digital transformation of the industry is exciting, promising to improve customer experiences and transport management for the better. It also means working with an incredibly diverse array of technologies, ranging from 5G and the Internet of Things (IoT) to Artificial Intelligence (AI) […]

BAI UK’s Malcolm Keys to speak at the BWCS annual Wi-Fi on Trains Conference

On 6 and 7th June BAI Communications UK Director Malcolm Keys will attend BWCS’ annual Wi-Fi on Trains Conference, Train Communications Systems 2018, to speak about the future of Wi-Fi on trains. Register now to join Malcolm, TfL, Network Rail and train operators from around the globe to take part in the debate in London, UK. Look forward […]

Alcatel Lucent Enterprise on TWiT talks Wi-Fi in the New York subway

Rob Hemmerich of Alcatel-Lucent discusses the challenges of building out a network that can handle the environment and capacity demands of Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned company) Wi-Com network throughout New York City’s 282 underground subway stations on This Week in Enterprise Tech from TWiT.tv. Watch or listen to the podcast here: https://twit.tv/shows/this-week-in-enterprise-tech/episodes/293?autostart=false Note: […]

Keeping the emergency services connected in New South Wales, Australia

Keeping the Government Radio Network (GRN) accessible at all times is a big task, one that the NSW Telco Authority (responsible for the overall coordination of radio telecommunication services for the NSW Government) has entrusted to BAI. In August 2013, BAI took over the operations and maintenance of the GRN, which is based on the […]