Tag Archives: cellular

BAI in the Globe and Mail: Why most commuters can’t get cellphone service on the Toronto subway

More than three years after cellular service became available in parts of the Toronto Transit Commission’s subway, only customers of smaller provider Freedom Mobile can use the service. BAI Communications Canada won a contract to build the network for the country’s biggest underground transit system and says so far, only Freedom, which is owned by […]

Bridging the digital divide

Canada’s largest city is diverse, vibrant and rich in culture and history. Living and working in Toronto is rewarding but also increasingly expensive. Families, commuters and downtown young professionals struggle with high housing costs, child care and transit costs and with steep cell phone bills – staying connected is a challenge. An alarming number of Canadians face this […]

Shared networks and small cells to drive the UK digital economy

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 […]

Sourcing innovation inspiration overseas

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 […]

Five minutes with Malcolm Keys, Director, European Transit, BAI Communications

Pictured above (from left) is Malcolm Keys with Ken Ranger (CEO, BAI Communications Canada) and Billy D’Arcy (CEO, BAI Communications UK) at the Train Comms 2018 event in London. Malcolm Keys has been with BAI since 2004 in various leadership roles including CIO and Director of Telecommunications. For five years he ran the Emergency Services and Critical […]

The power of innovation and collaboration: boosting accessibility and inclusion on the rail network

Innovation in the transport sector provides endless opportunities to improve the passenger experience, boost productivity and even stimulate economic growth. It also has the potential to transform lives – particularly for the 14m people in the UK with disabilities, by helping them access transport services. Whilst a simple part of life that many of us […]

Building skills for modern railways

One constant in the history of rail has been the necessity for the industry to build its skills in line with technological evolution. From steam to diesel to electric, innovation demands organisations upskill in step with the latest advancements in order to remain competitive. Today, digital transformation is presenting the sector with a new set […]

Headliner: Melinda White Chief Executive Officer, Transit Wireless

Warren Buffett, the American billionaire, who knows a little bit about a successful journey, once stated that “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” This is still the case. But since the ‘Sage of Omaha’ offered this opinion, those […]

Fast forward to the future

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 […]

Going underground to keep 2 billion Hong Kong travellers connected

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most vibrant and busiest cities. Its underground and light rail system is a testament to this, with over two billion trips per year supported by the service. There are 90 railway stations and 68 light rail stops on the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) network, stretching across […]