Category Archives: Blog

BAI welcomes the launch of the London Office of Technology and Innovation

In June, the London Office of Technology and Innovation (LOTI) officially launched, kick-starting a new era of digital transformation. LOTI – a collaboration between London boroughs with the Mayor of London’s backing – will help to cement London’s position as a smart city by encouraging digital and data innovation across its public services. It recognises […]

Smart cities need smart transport, connectivity and technology: Report

Commuters around the world have spoken: the number-one requirement for a ‘smart city’ is good public transport, and the number-one expectation of public transport is continuous connectivity. These are just some of the findings from the Continuous connectivity research report. To produce this report, BAI Communications surveyed 2,538 rail users across five global cities (Hong […]

We are on the verge of a new mobility ecosystem powered by connectivity

Mobility as we know it is in the middle of a major period of change — one that will drastically transform cities and deliver benefits for business and society. In recent years, socio-economic forces ⎯ coupled with advancements in technology, social networking, location-based services, wireless services and cloud technologies ⎯ are contributing to the growth […]

Breaking the stigma: Changing gender perceptions through a modernised railway industry

In the 1851 UK census, there were just three women listed as ‘railway labourers’ working in the industry. Whilst trains overall have gotten faster since then, the number of women working on or with them has travelled at a more pedestrian pace. An extensive survey of the UK by industry group Women In Rail found […]

Better connectivity: a crucial ingredient to improving commuter wellbeing

Rail commuters spend an average of two hours and 11 minutes on the move each day. Travelling can be stressful; congestion, delays and cancellations all take their toll on our mental health and wellbeing. New research from London City Airport, Building Better, the role of transport infrastructure and services in improving mental health, considers how […]

Driving a digital agenda

London is the tech capital of Europe, and it offers a compelling mix of innovation, a thriving creative sector and a vibrant financial system. It is why when BAI Communications was looking to establish its European headquarters in 2016, London was our first choice. Our decision to set up BAI’s London office was vindicated when […]

London Tech Week: Realising the potential of technology

London Tech Week kicks off on June 10th, with the focus this year on how access to technology can have a positive impact on society and business. One of the areas which technology has the power to revolutionise is the delivery of public services, in everything from healthcare to transport. Connected transport systems can create […]

A smooth transition for 10’s transmission

Network 10 and Broadcast Australia have today announced a new agreement for the transmission of Network 10’s free-to-air broadcast channels: 10, 10 Bold, and 10 Peach. Transition of 10’s transmission services to Broadcast Australia from TX Australia will start immediately. The comprehensive transition plan will ensure seamless transition of 10’s services to Broadcast Australia. There […]

5 minutes with Paul Chan, Managing Director of BAI Communications Hong Kong

“5G offers the potential for the capture and analysis of far more data. What you do with this data can offer huge upsides in running your network. As an industry, we are all very interested in the idea of optimising data capture, analysis, and use cases. This is where 5G can intersect with IoT, and finally […]

CEO Jim Hassell to step down from current role and join BAI UK board

Group Chief Executive Officer Jim Hassell has announced he will step down from his current role on 31 December 2019. Mr Hassell said: “having spent nearly half of my time traveling internationally over the last few years I want to increase the time I spend in Australia. With a family member with a long-term health […]