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New York City officially got wireless service in every underground subway station a little more than a year ago, and TechCrunch writer Danny Crichon was curious what work went into the buildout of this system as well as how it will expand in the future. Here he explores further.
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.
BAI Communications UK’s Director of Engineering Andrew Conway recently spoke to Jamie Davies at telecoms.com about the engineering challenges of deploying mobile on the tube.
Broadcast Australia, a BAI Communications company, has extended coverage of DAB+ digital radio services in Darwin. Broadcast Australia commissioned DAB+ on behalf of the National Broadcasters – ABC and SBS and is excited to share these services to Darwin listeners.
BAI Canada & TTC deliver complete subway cellular connectivity: Freedom Mobile customers first to benefit
Freedom Mobile customers are first to use BAI Canada network to call, text and surf while in transit underground at all 75 subway stations and in nine kilometres of subway tunnel across the new Toronto-York Spadina Subway Extension.
Billy D’Arcy, the newly appointed Chief Executive Officer of BAI Communications UK sits down with SmartRail World Editor Luke Upton to talk about BAI’s unique business model, current focus and thoughts on the sector’s developments.
The Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has launched a bold campaign and mobile app as part of its commitment to combat harassment in all forms and enhance public safety while riding the TTC.
Lowland Rescue, the UK’s governing committee for Lowland Search & Rescue teams in the UK, represents 35 teams, covering UK’s non Mountainous areas, and all of Northern Ireland.
BAI Communications has welcomed the Mayor of London’s pledge to work with industry to address the city’s not-spots, and to bring connectivity to the London Underground.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority, Transit Wireless, the New York Public Library, the Brooklyn Public Library and the Queens Library Announce “Subway Library” Promotion that will Offer Free E-books in Underground Subway Stations.
Mr D’Arcy will be responsible for driving BAI Communications’ growth strategy in the UK, and delivering excellence and innovation to UK customers.
BAI Communications acquires inMOTION Wireless (Boston, USA) and expands transit communications portfolio in North America
inMOTION will design, build, own and operate wireless infrastructure, Wi-Fi, and fiber technology solutions to enable robust Wi-Fi and telecommunications services for Boston rail and ferry commuters.
Broadcast Australia has been honoured with the IABM International Award for Excellence in Sustainability. The company was recognised for successfully introducing a renewable energy Solar PV solution at its Muswellbrook site in New South Wales.
Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announces cellular connectivity in underground subway stations one year ahead of schedule
In addition, Wi-Fi has been installed in underground stations a full two years ahead of schedule. The MTA’s early delivery was in response to the Governor’s directive at the beginning of 2016 to accelerate the project.
Broadcast Australia has been honoured with the IABM International Award for Excellence in Sustainability. The company was recognised for successfully introducing a renewable energy Solar PV solution at its Muswellbrook site in NSW, Australia.
Broadcast Australia has signed with Australia’s first dedicated Internet of Things (IoT) network– provider, Thinxtra, who will utilise BA’s tower infrastructure to deploy part of the Sigfox IoT network in Australia.
Radio Frequency Engineering has achieved the Bronze Quality Award in the MTR Projects Quality, Safety, Environmental and Stakeholder Engagement Awards held 11th November in Hong Kong.
BAI is participating in HackTrain UK 3.0 as gold sponsor. The event, held 4-6th Nov, consists of two journeys, six venues and 100 top developers, designers and entrepreneurs working to solve the industry’s biggest challenges.
The challenges and benefits of bringing wireless connectivity to 278 underground stations of the century-old New York City subway system will be the focus of a panel discussion hosted by Transit Wireless at the 6th annual Smart Transit USA Congress & Expo, October 25 thru October 26 in Elizabeth, NJ, USA.
BAI is proud to be supporting the Australian British Infrastructure Investment Catalyst (ABIIC) event in Sydney from 28-30 September. Director of European Transit Malcolm Keys will be presenting in the Leading Practice – Technology Panel on Day 3 focusing on “Smart Communications”.
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.read more
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.read more
Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part 3: 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.read more
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