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Connecting people – 40 years of the Hong Kong transit network

The Hong Kong MTR Corporation Ltd (MTR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. First installed in 1979, the network was originally a simple 8km four-car configuration line running between Shek Kip Mei and Kwun Tong. Travellers in Hong Kong now make use of one of the finest transit systems in the world, and benefit from cellular […]

5 minutes with Keith Friedman, Chief Financial Officer, Transit Wireless

Keith Friedman joined Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) in August 2015. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers, Keith worked his way up through finance and accounting roles at firms including Deloitte & Touche, Avaya, and CSC (now DXC). We sat down with Keith to get […]

BAI Communications collaborates with Generating Genius to inspire the next generation of engineers

At BAI Communications, we regularly challenge ourselves to ensure we are inspiring the next generation of engineers. Last year marked the ‘Year of Engineering’ in the UK and brought a much-needed spotlight to the vast range of career opportunities available within our sector. It’s now 2019 and with the Government estimating that our industry needs […]

Be safe. Stay connected online underground

Internet access is increasingly a utility rather than a luxury, with around 90% of Canadians connected to wireless networks and nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 using the internet every day. People expect to be connected everywhere they go. This includes 4.2 million public transport commuters. With Toronto residents taking an average of […]

BAI in RCR Wireless: Transit Wireless CEO on network priorities: Growth, scale and sustainability

Melinda White joined Transit Wireless as chief executive officer in May 2018. The company serves as the network provider for New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA operates in a 5,000-square-mile area in New York City, Long Island, southeaster New York state and Connecticut. Prior to taking her current position, White held various positions with […]

Neutral host: reaching the places other networks cannot?

In 2019, with the telecommunications world gearing up for 5G, the question I’m asked most often is not about the latest advances in technology, but something simpler: why can’t I get a signal? With so much of modern life dependent on our connection it is no surprise. You could be commuting by train and unable […]

Platforms for change: how transit connectivity offers so much more than an internet connection

London in 1863, Paris in 1900, New York in 1904 and even what feels like a new network, Hong Kong in 1979. You know the cities. But what do the dates signify? They represent the years that their respective transit networks first went into operation. Yes, there have been upgrades and extensions in rail and […]

BAI in Rail Professional UK: Mobile connectivity offers potential rail industry boost

A BAI Communications survey of 1,000 UK rail users discovered that passengers only have ‘usable mobile signal’ for 56% of their journey and less than 10% of passengers experience usable mobile signal for their entire journey. If passengers haven’t downloaded anything to read, watch or do in advance – just under half fall into this […]

Joan Gillman appointed to BAI Communications Board of Directors

BAI Communications is pleased to formally welcome Joan Gillman to its Board of Directors. Joan brings significant experience in the digital, mobile and broadband technology sector and currently serves as an Independent and Non-Executive Director for InterDigital Communications, Airgain, Inc., Cumulus Media and Centrica PLC; and is on the Members Committee for Transit Wireless (a […]

Improving connectivity in the Pacific Islands

Connecting people in regional and remote areas is something that we’re very passionate about at Broadcast Australia. This is especially important in the Pacific Islands, where broadcasters play a key role in culture (delivering daily news and programs) and safety (generating public awareness in times of emergency). In April, I had the opportunity to have […]