Category Archives: Blog

Reflections from the party conferences – digital at the front of the transport revolution

The past few weeks have seen politics and the media focus on party conference season, especially the Brexit debate. However, beneath the headline grabbing stories I find it a useful opportunity to test out what issues in the transport and digital sectors are most popular with politicians and our partners. This is especially important for […]

BAI in Gigabit Magazine: The digital transformation of BAI Communications

Peter Turnbull joined BAI in 2015 as its CIO. He brought with him many years’ experience in the banking and financial services sector, but as he says: “Core technology is ubiquitous, you really challenge yourself to understand how the business capabilities interact and learn the language of the domain.” While broadcasting is a key service […]

Unifying the smart city with transport connectivity

Smart city initiatives are now commonplace, with many ongoing projects in urban environments around the globe. Comprising a broad range of digitally enabled services, the overall goal is to optimise civic functions to improve quality of life and drive economic growth. As the lifeblood of any urban environment, transport is often a key element of […]

Aligning the BAI Communications global footprint

BAI Communications has successfully rebranded its Hong Kong and Canada businesses as part of our mission to align local operations around the world and expand our global footprint. The rebrand has brought the Canadian and Hong Kong operations in line with the global BAI Communications brand, which is already established across the UK and Australia. […]

BAI in the Globe and Mail: Why most commuters can’t get cellphone service on the Toronto subway

More than three years after cellular service became available in parts of the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway, only customers of smaller provider Freedom Mobile can use the service. BAI Communications Canada won a contract to build the network for the country’s biggest underground transit system and says so far, only Freedom, which is owned by […]

Bridging the digital divide

Canada’s largest city is diverse, vibrant and rich in culture and history. Living and working in Toronto is rewarding but also increasingly expensive. Families, commuters and downtown young professionals struggle with high housing costs, child care and transit costs and with steep cell phone bills – staying connected is a challenge. An alarming number of Canadians face this […]

Shared networks and small cells to drive the UK digital economy

All around the world, connectivity is a key driver of economic growth, creating new revenue opportunities, increasing operational efficiency and fuelling innovation. Across the public and private sector, it’s long been accepted that universal superfast connectivity will be central to the UK competing globally in the future. However, to date there’s not been a consensus […]

Schools gain access to cutting-edge digital music education

Between 2015 – 2018, Musica Viva In Schools embarked on an ambitious digital innovation project with key partner BAI Communications to revolutionise the way in which students and teachers experience music education. The main aim of this partnership was to transfer the highly-acclaimed Musica Viva In Schools education resources to a new online learning platform […]

Sourcing innovation inspiration overseas

During my career working at both network operators and equipment suppliers, I’ve always found it interesting to see the different ways organisations overseas approach the same communications challenges we face here in the UK. Now in my role at BAI Communications, a global specialist in transport communications, it’s even more important to keep learning from […]