Cities and communities are expanding at ever-increasing rates, and a major challenge for public authorities is to provide communications solutions that enhance citizens’ lives, enable the movement of people and goods, and help build the economies of the future.

To support them, BAI provides a range of tailored solutions. Specifically engineered for governments and municipal authorities. These solutions drive innovation, enable smart city infrastructure, and facilitate the applications that make our cities better places to live and work.



Connecting communities through neutral hosting.

As governments and municipal authorities look for new ways to support the needs of citizens and communities through communications infrastructure, neutral host solutions are emerging as a valuable and viable option for achieving connectivity goals.

The reason for this is clear: neutral hosted networks enable authorities to provide the connectivity and smart services that enhance citizens’ lives in a simpler, more cost-effective way.

Partnering with BAI to deploy a neutral host network allows public authorities to build future-ready communications infrastructure with no large upfront capital investment.

These high-capacity, high-availability, multi-use networks enable the communications ecosystem that network operators and authorities need to meet demands for high-speed communications, inform community planning and build smarter communities.

At BAI, we have a proven history of building strategic partnerships with municipal authorities and designing innovative engineering solutions that meet their network connectivity needs.

To see how this unique combination can benefit you, get in touch with us for a conversation today.

Tomorrow’s smart cities can be here today

As 5G coverage expands globally, new and exciting opportunities for innovation are presenting themselves. Governments need to start investing in their infrastructure plans now, as technology updates move at a breathtaking pace far removed from the much more sluggish speed of planning and implementation.

This is where we can help. It wouldn’t be right to say we are ‘old hands’ at such a new technology, but we are certainly at the forefront of 5G implementation.

In New York City, Transit Wireless, a majority owned BAI company, was awarded a franchise agreement to install, operate, and maintain equipment and facilities, including base stations and access-point facilities, on city-owned street and traffic light poles as well as some privately owned utility poles. The agreements also cover bus stop shelters, automatic public washrooms, and LinkNYC kiosks, subject to additional City approvals.

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Smart city transit planning

Developing data services, fuelled by the Internet of Things (IoT), open new operational efficiencies for government and transit planning authorities.

Thanks to our data analytics solutions, transit authorities can proactively adjust service schedules and systematically forecast service plans.

Better platform analytics allow foot-traffic to be redirected from congested areas and provide a proactive approach to address overcrowding.

In addition, our route planning analytics provide unprecedented understanding of travel routes that can be used to better plan schedules and avoid congestion.

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Smart city applications

More citizens than ever before want governments to invest in 5G networks and all the accompanying benefits they bring.

Advanced mobile networks and smart technology are critical to providing the uninterrupted services that communities have come to expect.

We provide the highest quality network infrastructure to make mobile apps more useful, delivering real-time information, improving productivity, safety, and public transport usage.

Our wireless communications network supports layered applications, all connected via an extensive high count fibre optic network.

In Toronto, our wireless connectivity projects have been implemented for the Toronto Transit Commission’s fare payment system, integrating a public Wi-Fi network within Union Station, and extending connectivity services to retail, enterprise, and private customers.

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Choose small cell networks for smarter cities

The smart communities of the future will depend on having ubiquitous network coverage for users, whether indoors, outdoors, at home, in the office or on the move. BAI can help provide this through small cell wireless networks.

Our small cell networks provide an ideal solution for government and municipal authorities, using low-powered small cell stations to complement macro cells in densely populated areas.

By filling voids in the coverage and capacity of wireless networks, authorities can deliver network densification in areas where there is high demand for mobile data.

Our solutions can be easily installed on existing infrastructure such as traffic lights or utility poles with no requirement for high power availability or HVAC equipment. Crucially, they can also be upgraded to accommodate future wireless demand.

BAI and our partners have a wealth of experience working with local governments and municipalities, installing small cell equipment and networks in a wide variety of public, city-owned locations.

To discover how small cell networks can enable you to meet ever-increasing wireless demands, start a small cell conversation today with us.

Fibre solutions that connect cities and communities.

BAI provides fibre connectivity for MNOs, fibre network operators (FNOs) and municipalities around the world. Our fibre optic networks run within three of North America’s largest metro areas – New York City, San Francisco, and Toronto.

In addition, we have recently been appointed by Transport for London to deploy fibre throughout the London Underground, bringing a single integrated backbone of digital connectivity to the UK capital.

Using our vast fibre optic backbone, we make it easier for government agencies to secure new connections and provide smooth communications across cities.

Mobilitie, a BAI Communications company, has deployed more than 100,000 fibre miles across key US markets, including New York City, Chicago and the Bay Area, and holds CLEC/CPCN status across all 50 US states. Its best-in-class combination of people, processes and technology ensures customers enjoy a superior experience from end-to-end.

Signal Point Systems, a Mobilitie company, is a market leader in advancing mission effectiveness through military-grade connectivity. This is achieved by delivering both cutting-edge fibre and wireless solutions as well as traditional macro, small cell, and in-building solutions. Signal Point fibre solutions include Fibre-to-the- Home (FTTH), Fibre to the Cell (FTTC), Fibre to the Everything (FTTx) along with Private 5G network offerings and IoT connectivity. Thus, enabling the deployment of leading-edge communications infrastructure in a timely manner and compliant with strict military standards.   

Transit Wireless, a majority owned BAI company, keeps New York City connected via its 257.5km, carrier grade, 864-strand count fibre optic network that links to five base station hotels. This network delivers multiple connectivity options for high bandwidth applications and edge data centre co-location.

In Toronto, we have installed over 75km of high-count fibre throughout the Toronto Transit system and provide leased or long-term Indefeasible Right of Use (IRU) dark fibre to wireless and wireline carriers, wholesale, and enterprise customers.

To discover how neutral host fibre networks can provide your city with a high-speed connectivity backbone, start a fibre conversation today with us.

The public Wi-Fi networks our cities need.

BAI can provide the high-density, high-capacity public Wi-Fi networks that offer the seamless internet access that users increasingly expect for their devices.

Our Wi-Fi networks do more than merely provide a gateway to the internet. They also provide our customers with the communications paths needed to deliver powerful customer communications, streamline operations, win markets, and build revenue.

In addition, our Wi-Fi platforms help offload data from traditional cellular networks, creating more overall capacity while enhancing the user’s wireless experience.

We also have a strong track record in helping transport authorities connect cities seamlessly through high-capacity, highly available, multi-use communications networks. With Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity both under and above ground, transport authorities can enable smarter communities to remain productive, feel safer and stay in touch.

To learn how public Wi-Fi solutions can help bring ubiquitous coverage to your city, get in touch with us for a conversation today.

Campus and venue connectivity

Smart communities of the future include intelligent airports, seaports, stadiums, universities, and buildings. Our connectivity solutions incorporate fibre, outdoor, distributed antenna systems (DAS), small and macro cells and Wi-Fi to bring this vision to life.

They are cost effective to install, efficient to operate, and cope with even the most demanding data environments.

These days, capturing and sharing an experience in the moment is a huge part of live events and all that streaming and uploading can be a connectivity nightmare for venues. We can help venues improve their network capabilities so visitors never miss a shareable moment.

Connecting emergency services

We are responsible for the operations and maintenance of one of the world’s largest critical communications networks – the Public Safety Network (PSN) in the Australian State of New South Wales. More than 50 emergency services agencies and utilities rely on the highest level of accessibility, even in the harshest environments.

Communication networks can be extremely fragile in a natural disaster, which is when they are relied on the most. We know how vital these communications are in a crisis and we have first-hand experience keeping critical communications up for governments around the world. In New South Wales, we are responsible for operating and maintaining one of the world’s largest critical communications networks. More than 50 emergency services agencies and utilities rely on the highest level of accessibility, even in the harshest environments.

The NSW Telco Authority is responsible for coordinating the Public Safety Network (PSN) and has entrusted us to maintain its network across 268 sites. Monitoring more than 35,000 voice calls and over 100,000 data calls daily.

This includes ambulance, police, fire, and rescue forces, as well as transport, energy and environment service providers.

All in all, our network allows 52,569 vital terminals to stay in touch.

In Hong Kong and across Asia, we design, install, and maintain critical communication services for government, police, fire services and other safety authorities.

This allows them to manage critical issues in tunnels and manage security with secure terrestrial trunked radio (TETRA). It even allows government to be more productive through an integrated radio distribution system.

In New York, we were able to plan, design and implement the Transit Wireless network, a foundation for critical subway public safety communications systems. This includes help point intercoms, a 4.9 GHz public safety network and the ability to dial 9-1-1 from a mobile phone in an emergency.

Transit Wireless, a majority owned BAI company, created a network designed to be highly resilient, super-fast, and connects within each subway station to its five base station hotels.

Contact us to find out how we can develop, deploy, or manage your public safety requirements.

"5G is going to be a transformative enabler for businesses, government and societies around the world. It will be a key driver for the next wave of tech and economic development, accelerating the scalability of connected infrastructure across cities, transport networks and government services."

Igor Leprince

Group CEO
BAI Communications

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