Predicting the future is a tough business. And when it comes to fast moving technology, plotting a path is getting even harder. But in times of change, having a clear goal becomes all the more important. In this spirit, the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has set out a vision for what data connectivity will be required […]
Across the UK, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have delivered an extensive network of high-quality mobile voice and data services, meeting coverage targets set by the government. These targets have typically prioritised the provision of indoor coverage, so densely populated areas where signal is needed most are well serviced. However, this has also meant that transport […]
All around the world, connectivity is a key driver of economic growth, creating new revenue opportunities, increasing operational efficiency and fuelling innovation. Across the public and private sector, it’s long been accepted that universal superfast connectivity will be central to the UK competing globally in the future. However, to date there’s not been a consensus […]
During my career working at both network operators and equipment suppliers, I’ve always found it interesting to see the different ways organisations overseas approach the same communications challenges we face here in the UK. Now in my role at BAI Communications, a global specialist in transport communications, it’s even more important to keep learning from […]
By Andrew Conway, Director of Engineering, BAI UK Our team in the UK welcomed the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) which was published on Monday by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Review commits the Government to making the UK a world leader in digital connectivity, embracing all the opportunities that […]
The news that London Underground will soon get mobile connectivity is a great boost to the city. The Tube was the world’s first mass transit and a trailblazer for the systems that followed. It seems strange therefore that London’s imitators have been quicker to implement mobile phone systems. Some cities – Tokyo and Seoul for […]
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.
BAI’s Andrew Conway talks about data dead-ends, and the challenges and opportunities associated with modernising an environment where legacy infrastructure dates back over a century.
Ahead of speaking at HackTrain 4.0, BAI UK’s Director of Engineering, Andrew Conway, discusses the golden opportunity the UK has to transform its rail infrastructure and the importance of innovation.
“Passengers want to experience the same connectivity on their commute as they do everywhere else, whether at work, at home or on the move. They also want to travel safely and easily above and below ground, accessing the information they need reliably and without interruption.”