United Kingdom & Europe
BAI’s leading neutral host model is helping to accelerate and optimise wireless infrastructure in the UK. Two major partnerships with Transport for London and Sunderland City Council are helping to fast track the UK’s digital transformation and build the smart communities of the future.
In 2021 BAI was awarded a 20-year contract by Transport for London to deliver high-speed mobile connectivity across the capital in the most advanced network of its type in the world. The partnership will establish a long-awaited backbone of connectivity across London with a city-wide integrated communications network delivering multi-carrier cellular, Wi-Fi, and fibre connectivity services.
Modern multi-carrier infrastructure will enable mobile operators to immediately provide continuous coverage to their customers across London Underground stations and tunnels. BAI will also help to create a safer, smarter London by building and operating critical communications infrastructure that will support police, fire, and ambulance services.
BAI has also signed a 20-year strategic partnership with Sunderland City Council to build a new 5G centric network, accelerating adoption of transformative digital services for sectors including manufacturing and logistics, education and social care. Sunderland was awarded UK Smart City of the Year 2020 and the next generation 5G mobile infrastructure puts it on track to become one of the UK’s most advanced smart cities.
BAI’s expertise in the UK and commitment to connect the unconnected in the most complex environments has been strengthened through its acquisition of Vilicom, a leader in high performance 4G and 5G mobile and cellular coverage solutions. Vilicom specialises in private, indoor and off-shore networks, with projects ranging from premiership football stadiums to Moray East offshore windfarm in Scotland, where Vilicom designed a bespoke private network covering an area of 295km².
These momentous projects and investment in its UK office, recently celebrated by the UK’s International Trade Secretary Anne-Marie Trevelyan, underlines BAI’s long-term commitment to the country and desire to expand its European presence in coming years.
At BAI Communications we enable millions of transport commuters to connect to the people and things that matter to them – without interruptions.
We are preparing UK and European cities and remote locations globally for the future with design, build and operation of high-quality communications networks.
As an independent infrastructure provider and long-term public-sector partner, we help unlock new revenue streams for transport authorities and create smarter cities with richer and safer commuter experiences. Governments around the world depend on us to deliver high-availability networks at scale, above and below ground, to support smart cities at the heart of the digital economy.
In Toronto, we enable around 1.7 million* travellers a day to connect seamlessly with the people and things that matter to them through our reliable Wi-Fi and cellular network.
Around the world, the robust systems we build and manage help governments and businesses unlock new revenue streams, and create an enriched commuter economy.
*Source: Toronto Transit Commission
In New York, Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned company) enables subway commuters to shop, stream, share, learn and earn through our Wi-Fi and cellular networks.
As an independent infrastructure provider and long-term public-sector partner, we help unlock new revenue streams for transport authorities and create smarter cities with richer and safer commuter experiences.
We design, build, install and maintain communications systems for the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR), enabling passengers to collaborate, create and stay connected.
Our 20-year partnership with MTR Corporation delivers ongoing value through essential radio systems upgrades, mobile phone system installations, and critical sub-system updates to the network.
We are preparing cities and remote locations globally for the future with design, build and operation of high-quality communications networks. Our robust, state-of-the-art systems help governments and businesses unlock new revenue streams, and create smarter cities and more efficient commuter economies through enhanced experiences for commuters.
In Australia, BAI Communications operates one of the most extensive transmission networks in the world. In this harsh environment, our network allows Australia’s public national broadcasters to maintain connection with Australians through floods, bushfires, cyclones and other natural disasters.
In 2017, we were honoured with the IABM International Award for Excellence in Sustainability, our recognition for our first solar-powered site at Muswellbrook, NSW.