Category Archives: Blog

Five minutes with Josh Mackinnon, Director, Wi-Fi Technologies, BAI Communications

Josh MacKinnon has been working at BAI Communications in Toronto since early 2013 as Director of Engineering Systems, where he is directly responsible for the engineering and implementation of the networks in Canada. Josh also represents the wider BAI Group as the Director of Wi-Fi technologies where he is involved in the strategic direction and […]

Will connected trains be safer trains?

Operating heavy trains travelling at high speeds, and transporting thousands of people every day, ensuring the safety of staff and passengers is the highest priority for rail operators across the UK. Increasingly, the application of innovative new digital technologies is helping to drive higher safety standards than ever before. And as we begin to see next-generation […]

Five minutes with Ken Ranger, Chief Executive Officer, BAI Communications Canada

“The ways in which passengers use transportation networks (and their expectations) are rapidly developing, particularly in a city like Toronto. Everyone is busy and using the transit system to get somewhere else, and while doing so they want to stay informed, be productive and be entertained.” Over the last decade, the rail and metro industry […]

Transport infrastructure: connectivity is the key

Connectivity is transforming public transport. As urban areas expand, and as demands for ‘anywhere, anytime’ data connections grow, digital infrastructure is being rolled out alongside physical infrastructure. This ensures commuters can connect to the internet and that transport operators can access reliable, real-time data about their services. But that’s just the beginning; the full implications […]

Partnering with global technology leaders: SOLiD

BAI Communications (BAI) leverages its established partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology providers to deliver independent and reliable communications infrastructure in some of the most complex and therefore challenging environments – including that of a busy transit system. BAI has had a long and successful partnership with SOLiD, a world leader in indoor and […]

Professional Engineers of Ontario members get an inside look at BAI wireless network implementation in Toronto

On 5 December, Ken Ranger spoke with members of the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) York chapter about the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s wireless project in Toronto. Along with 35 fellow engineers, Ken took PEO members through the design and build phases of the Toronto project, through to the ongoing operation and maintenance of […]

Expert View: How the Neutral Host model can solve the UK’s rail connectivity conundrum

Predicting the future is a tough business. And when it comes to fast moving technology, plotting a path is getting even harder. But in times of change, having a clear goal becomes all the more important. In this spirit, the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has set out a vision for what data connectivity will be required […]

Delivering the next generation of television

Evolving digital technologies are propelling transformational changes across the broadcast industry. This ecosystem continues to develop, and consumers are increasingly expecting to watch content of the highest quality, whenever and wherever it’s convenient. Alongside this expansion, broadcasters continue to innovate. Technological developments are providing broadcasters with exciting new content propositions and ways to enhance the […]

BAI Communications demonstrates reliable, secure on-board Wi-Fi

Recently BAI Communications attended SmartTransit in Philadelphia. SmartTransit is the go-to conference for senior transit industry figures from across the Americas. This year’s event had a focus on how digitalisation and technology is revolutionising transit, from enhanced analytics technologies to real-time passenger information systems. Shaun Newton, Product Development Manager, Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned […]