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The power of private networks: How to use cellular technology to deploy a private network
Train to ground use case - BAI Communications
Use case
Train-to-ground connectivity in action

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Enabling a smart transit experience

Transforming transit

A 5G future

Connecting communities

Broadcast innovation

Meet our experts

Get to know the brains behind our blog. As regular contributors they bring a wealth of global industry experience, valuable insights, and most importantly an obsessive passion for all things innovative and exciting in the world of smart communities.

Brendan O'Reilly - CTO BAI Communications
Brendan O'Reilly
Group Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications
Brendan O'Reilly
Group Chief Technology Officer, BAI Communications

With two decades of telecommunications expertise, Brendan O’Reilly brings a proven track record of delivering complex technology solutions to his role with BAI Communications (BAI).


Based out of London, Brendan is responsible for accelerating BAI’s expansion of its neutral host solutions and magnifying its strengths as a telecommunications infrastructure service provider.


Prior to BAI, Brendan was Chief Technology Officer for Telefónica and ran the O2 U.K. operation for six years. During that time, he led a team of 700 engineers in the development of O2’s network share partnership with Vodafone and helped with the 4G deployment and the launch of its 5G network. He was also accountable for O2’s strategy, design, delivery and operation across both mobile and fixed networks.


Delivering the best customer experience is at the heart of how Brendan works, knowing that his people are key to achieving this.


In his spare time Brendan loves sport, rugby, cricket, football and NRL, almost as much as he loves hanging out with his family. He’s also a keen amateur baker and avid traveller.


Elyssa Rollinson
Chief Commercial Officer, BAI Communications Australia
Elyssa Rollinson
Chief Commercial Officer
BAI Communications Australia

Elyssa has worked at BAI Communications since 2003, in various roles including Commercial Director, Director Business Development and Director Business Transformation. Prior to joining BAI she worked with PwC and in the UK for BBC and Group4 Securicor. Elyssa is driven by understanding what the future holds for BAI, our customers and our people.

In her current role as Chief Commercial Officer at BAI Australia, Elyssa is responsible for supporting strategy development and execution across the broadcast, telecommunications and government sectors. Her focus will be to develop the long range strategy, support high value opportunities and growth initiatives, and drive engagement with government and industry to influence outcomes.

Andrew Conway | BAI Communications
Andrew Conway
Director of Engineering, BAI Communications UK
Andrew Conway
Director of Engineering
BAI Communications UK

London-based Andrew is our Director of Engineering here at BAI Communications.


For the past 20 years, Andrew has been designing next-gen connectivity networks around the world and in the process he’ has become a passionate advocate for mobile and 5G tech and the positive impact they can have on communities and their citizens.


Andrew is an accomplished CTO and communications engineer, with extensive experience in system engineering, solution marketing, technology strategy and innovation, as well as high-lead design and business development.


He has also held progressive leadership roles with Cable & Wireless, Nokia, and Telefónica.


Andrew has a knack for making the complex simple, leading his team to translate any number of innovative technology possibilities into real world successes here at BAI.


In his downtime, Andrew is also a Visiting Professor at the University of Surrey, a Board Member of the Small Cell Forum, and the Chair of the Communications Infrastructure Council at Tech UK.


Outside work, he enjoys the great outdoors with his family – especially walking holidays and skiing. Andrew’s wife is Swedish, so Scandinavia is a frequent holiday destination.

Jeremy Foran | BAI Communications
Jeremy Foran
Head of Data Analytics, BAI Communications Canada
Jeremy Foran
Head of Data Analytics
BAI Communications Canada

Coding since grade school and now head of data analytics here at BAI, Jeremy’s expertise has been instrumental in developing the data management platform together with our Toronto and New York business partners.


Working out of a custom-built connectivity hub in Toronto, a space he fondly calls ‘The Nerdery’, Jeremy and his team have been responsible for building the Wi-Fi network for Toronto’s subway system as well as the delivery of real-time analytics to Toronto’s Transit Commission.


In 2016, Jeremy built an Elasticsearch Cluster that manages authentication data for the Toronto and New York subway Wi-Fi network. The ideation and creation of this technological masterpiece resulted in multiple speaking engagements that continue today


Prior to BAI, Jeremy at Via Rail’s headquarters developing various IoT concepts.


In 2011, he joined the GBS Group to work on the MEAP project and the onboard upgrade of the Amtrak Accela fleet from 3G to LTE backhaul connectivity.


A little-known fact about Jeremy is that he started his career as a real estate agent at age 19, before transforming his life-long passion for technology and data into a successful career.

Shaun Newton
Shaun Newton
Head of Product, BAI Communications Australia
Shaun Newton
Head of Product
BAI Communications Australia

Shaun leads our product division with over 18 years’ experience across many facets of the communications industry, including broadcast, public safety, as well as transit and telecommunications segments.


Specialising in neutral host communications systems and deployment, his areas of expertise include 5G, product development, network architecture, systems integration and project management.


Shaun also has a reputation for developing and managing high performance teams and delivering customer-focused outcomes, often in extremely challenging situations.


One example was the successful 5G-ready cellular deployment below and above ground in New York City, the largest and one of the oldest transit systems in the world.


As a keynote speaker at the 2020 5G Business Summit in Australia, Shaun spoke about business challenges our partners at The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) faced, and how BAI’s technology solutions helped transform New York City’s subway into a vital part of the of the city’s smart infrastructure.