Tag Archives: Canada

Smart cities need smart transport, connectivity and technology: Report

Commuters around the world have spoken: the number-one requirement for a ‘smart city’ is good public transport, and the number-one expectation of public transport is continuous connectivity. These are just some of the findings from the Continuous connectivity research report. To produce this report, BAI Communications surveyed 2,538 rail users across five global cities (Hong […]

We are on the verge of a new mobility ecosystem powered by connectivity

Mobility as we know it is in the middle of a major period of change — one that will drastically transform cities and deliver benefits for business and society. In recent years, socio-economic forces ⎯ coupled with advancements in technology, social networking, location-based services, wireless services and cloud technologies ⎯ are contributing to the growth […]

Technology driving connected transport network, foundation for smart cities

Smart cities using digital intelligence stand to improve quality of life, making happier and more productive citizens Connected transport networks create city-wide networks that enable greater efficiency, safer commuter experiences and broader smart city applications SYDNEY, Australia, 30th April 2019 – BAI Communications, a global leader in communications infrastructure, today published the results of its […]

Public transport and continuous connectivity: building smarter cities

Cities and citizens are on the move. As the world becomes ever-more digitally connected, public transport systems are providing digital as well as physical connections. Early in 2019, BAI Communications surveyed over 2,500 rail users in five global cities (Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto) about their expectations around transport and connectivity. Key […]

Be safe. Stay connected online underground

Internet access is increasingly a utility rather than a luxury, with around 90% of Canadians connected to wireless networks and nearly all Canadians under the age of 45 using the internet every day. People expect to be connected everywhere they go. This includes 4.2 million public transport commuters. With Toronto residents taking an average of […]

Platforms for change: how transit connectivity offers so much more than an internet connection

London in 1863, Paris in 1900, New York in 1904 and even what feels like a new network, Hong Kong in 1979. You know the cities. But what do the dates signify? They represent the years that their respective transit networks first went into operation. Yes, there have been upgrades and extensions in rail and […]

How safety culture is keeping pace with the digital rail revolution

On a recent visit to a rail construction site in London, I noticed a sign in the staff room. It was a picture of a happy work crew and above them in big bold letters it said, ‘Safety is a State of Mind’. Its goal was to emphasize how safety is now more than just […]

The future of public transport is connected, integrated and intermodal

Population growth and rapid urbanisation, combined with the rise of the digital economy, has changed our patterns of work and play, while advances in data gathering and analytics has made ‘mass personalisation’ a reality. This has significant implications for the provision of infrastructure, utilities and services like public transport. Significantly, it is now possible to […]

Five minutes with Josh Mackinnon, Director, Wi-Fi Technologies, BAI Communications

Josh MacKinnon has been working at BAI Communications in Toronto since early 2013 as Director of Engineering Systems, where he is directly responsible for the engineering and implementation of the networks in Canada. Josh also represents the wider BAI Group as the Director of Wi-Fi technologies where he is involved in the strategic direction and […]