Across the globe, BAI Communications delivers high-quality communications infrastructure to large-scale transit systems, improving outcomes for transit operators and enhancing the travel experience for commuters in New York (Transit Wireless), Toronto and Hong Kong.
We are an independent communications infrastructure provider helping Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), transport authorities and governments to boost productivity.
Cellular coverage solutions
Our high-capacity 3/4/5G or private network cellular solutions enable transit passengers to stay connected. Our cost-effective, well-engineered solutions are predominantly within or adjacent to high-traffic environments such as:
- Stations, tunnels and the rail corridor
- Transit station shops, precincts and malls
- Large commercial buildings
- Areas adjacent to the rail corridor (small and macro cell solutions)
Wi-Fi coverage and IP solutions
Across the world, our transport Wi-Fi and IP solutions enable passengers and transport staff to stay connected wherever they are.
Enterprises and governments benefit from high-quality, secure, private Wi-Fi and IP networks with their own SSID and dedicated bandwidth.
Transport authorities can unlock new revenue streams with connectivity for digital advertising screens and personal devices, and leverage our expertise in commercialising the network structure.
Roaming and data offload
International visitors and locals can benefit from roaming via MNO agreements with local and international operators that automatically connect passengers to the Wi-Fi network. Offloading data onto Wi-Fi networks takes the strain off MNO networks and can enable a more seamless experience for international visitors by connecting them automatically without click-to-connect.
Enhancing transit experiences
Our network enables us to assist with solutions that improve security, and enhance the experience of commuters.
Give passengers access to help or transit information at the touch of a button via a secure private IP network.
Closed-circuit television (CCTV)
Enables drivers, station and central monitoring personnel to monitor platform edges, doors and the track, which helps keep passengers safe.
Passenger Information Systems
Enable passengers to make better decisions about their travel options through our information display boards and ‘train arrival’ countdown clocks.
MNO customers and transit authorities stay connected and productive with high-capacity fibre and IP connections between wireless and fixed communications applications, and customers’ networks.
To ensure smooth communications, enrich customer journeys and limit any downtime when things go wrong, MNO’s can have redundant fronthaul/backhaul fibre connectivity between transport facilities and their core.
Transit operations solutions
Passengers can pay quickly and easily via wireless fare payment systems using their smart phones or fare cards. Fare payment providers are able to provide this service thanks to our IP connection to the ticket gates. This leads to less fare evasion and provides transit authorities ability to track fares and passenger numbers more accurately.
With dedicated private wireless networks, transit operational groups can operate Help points, Wi-Fi, two-way radio, VOIP apps and connect to the internet more securely (as it is on a private network) and cost effectively (as it is using existing infrastructure).
Predictive data analysis including passenger counting and location heat maps, help transit authorities to make better decisions regarding traffic management and security.
Base station hotels
Our centralised, controlled, secure co-locations incorporate RAN, DAS and Wi-Fi headends, and MNO equipment that connects to stations, tunnels and the above-ground networks. Located separately from transit real estate, the ‘hotels’ host a mix of inbuilding, small cell and macro coverage solutions enabling network virtualisation, easy maintenance access for MNO’s and improved interference management.
Transit authorities are focused on better asset management, efficient systems, and keeping customers informed. Our networks are enabled to provide IoT services such as preventative maintenance, hygiene and facilities monitoring, security, environmental monitoring and way-finding and navigation.
Design and construction
Our teams are experienced in designing, testing and deploying connectivity systems in and around the transit environment and other complex venues with a focus on timely, safe and high quality solutions.
Maintenance and network operations
Passengers stay connected to what matters to them with the help of our dedicated teams who ensure critical services and devices are operated, and maintained continuously in the 24/7 environment of a transit system.
New York City subway passengers provided with connectivity every day
Toronto subway passengers provided with connectivity every day
Data service experienced by passengers in Hong Kong’s MTR