BAI’s UK CEO Billy D’Arcy recently joined UK Secretary for Transport Chris Grayling at a roundtable at leading London-based think tank Reform to discuss the opportunity for the UK to lead the rest of the world in the transformation of the rail sector.
Having a P3 contract that spans over a quarter-century ensures Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned company) and the services we provide continue to meet the needs of New York City Transit for decades to come.
On 28th March 2018, Transit Wireless (a majority owned BAI Communications company) hosted a panel at Brooklyn Technical High School to discuss the prospect of STEM careers with local high school students; young women in particular.
BAI Canada’s latest project has made cellular service available throughout every station in the Toronto Transit Commission. Now the team is working on expanding that connectivity into the TTC tunnels: it is already operational in tunnels between Bloor Yonge and King Street and on the 9km York-Spadina subway extension.
“I don’t believe transformation can be achieved without innovation”. BAI Communications UK CEO Billy Darcy talks to SmartRail World about innovation and rail challenges.
In February 2018, the BAI Communications UK team moved into their new offices in the heart of Paddington, the location of one Europe’s most iconic railway stations.
BAI Communications is excited to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018. As part of our celebrations globally, we have invited all staff members, men and women, to share in a talk from an inspiring woman, Chelsea Pottenger.
Transit Wireless’ 27-year P3 partnership with the MTA guarantees that it maintains and grows the network over the time of the contract. How does it not only sustain, but improve connectivity in an ever-expanding network 80+ ft underground, subject to various external factors? Here Kate Dominus, Counsel and Commercial Contracts Manager at Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority owned company) provides a legal perspective.
When speaking to commuters on the TTC recently, we found that many of them didn’t know cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity was there at all or had some misconceptions about how it works. So we decided to separate fact from fiction by explaining how the network functions and how we can all take advantage of this exciting new service.
Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part Five: New ways of working – aligning business models
In the final post of his challenges of working in underground environments blog series, UK CEO Billy D’Arcy moves away from the physical environment to the business environments that telecommunication firms and rail operators work within.
Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part Four: Ensuring Installation Engineers have the right skillset
Mind the skills gap! Part 4 of BAI Communications UK CEO Billy D’Arcy’s blog series on the challenges of deploying wireless for underground rail discusses how to ensure teams have the right skillset when installing high-speed communications in metro rail environments.
We’re proud to be part of delivering a connected future for Toronto through our work with the TTC. Here we look closely at our experience of building in underground transit environments, the challenges faced and the future planning involved, the unique nature of the Toronto project, and the results delivered to date.
The rapidly growing Toronto Region is home to 7.8 million people and as well as being the economic engine of both Ontario and Canada, has gained a strong reputation for digital and tech excellence. And at the heart of this development has been the modernisation of the city’s transport network – which includes the delivery of Wi-Fi and cellular services to the TTC subway system.
Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part Three: Mind the gap – Delivering comms in confined spaces
Welcome to part three of BAI’s blog series exploring the top five challenges of providing wireless service in underground environments. This week we’re looking at working in confined spaces.
In cities across the globe, wireless connectivity is driving the trend towards a transit experience that’s smart, safe, fun and fluid. In Singapore, Wi-Fi data is being used to monitor and improve passenger flow. In Seoul, free Wi-Fi is available across the entire city, streamlining every experience from catching a train to parking a car. Now it’s Toronto’s turn.
Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part Two: Running complex projects without disrupting passengers
BAI Communications UK CEO Billy Darcy shares part 2 of BAI’s blog series looking into the challenges effecting installation of underground wireless networks. This post explores the issues associated with completing large infrastructure projects in the age of 24 hour transport connectivity.
BAI Communications has launched a new blog series revealing the challenges associated with installing underground comms networks. Read part one to learn more about how air quality can impact services and why experience and innovation are key.
The City of Toronto has launched multiple projects that aim to harness the power of cutting-edge technology to better serve its residents, in the quest to become a “smarter city”. These include smart traffic pilot projects that respond to real-time traffic patterns, a mini smart city on the waterfront and the recent completion of a wireless communications network by BAI Canada.
The Transit Wireless Members Committee has announced the appointment of Melinda White as Chief Executive Officer of Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications majority-owned company, effective May 2018.read more
Free TV and Broadcast Australia have announced their agreement to conduct trials of next generation broadcast technology in Sydney. Australia’s national public broadcasters, SBS and the ABC, will also be active participants in the trials.read more
Transit Wireless has been recognized as an Honorable Mention in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s Genius Transit Challenge for its proposed solution to implement high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity into the New York City Subway System’s train fleet.read more
One year after launch, Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority owned company) confirms underground wireless and cellular connectivity a smash hit with more than 140 million cellular calls and 120 million Wi-Fi logins in 2017.read more
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