Tag Archives: Europe

BAI Communications collaborates with Generating Genius to inspire the next generation of engineers

At BAI Communications, we regularly challenge ourselves to ensure we are inspiring the next generation of engineers. Last year marked the ‘Year of Engineering’ in the UK and brought a much-needed spotlight to the vast range of career opportunities available within our sector. It’s now 2019 and with the Government estimating that our industry needs […]

Neutral host: reaching the places other networks cannot?

In 2019, with the telecommunications world gearing up for 5G, the question I’m asked most often is not about the latest advances in technology, but something simpler: why can’t I get a signal? With so much of modern life dependent on our connection it is no surprise. You could be commuting by train and unable […]

BAI in Rail Professional UK: Mobile connectivity offers potential rail industry boost

A BAI Communications survey of 1,000 UK rail users discovered that passengers only have ‘usable mobile signal’ for 56% of their journey and less than 10% of passengers experience usable mobile signal for their entire journey. If passengers haven’t downloaded anything to read, watch or do in advance – just under half fall into this […]

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 […]

Will connected trains be safer trains?

Operating heavy trains travelling at high speeds, and transporting thousands of people every day, ensuring the safety of staff and passengers is the highest priority for rail operators across the UK. Increasingly, the application of innovative new digital technologies is helping to drive higher safety standards than ever before. And as we begin to see next-generation […]

Delivering consistent connectivity in UK rail corridors

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 […]

Enabling quality communications across rail networks

Business models for rail are changing. Historically, the primary focus of both rail operators and authorities has been on driving effective operations. While still a primary concern, emphasis is increasingly shifting to the need to deliver a better quality of customer service. A major rung on the ladder to achieving this goal also featured as […]

Reflections from the party conferences – digital at the front of the transport revolution

The past few weeks have seen politics and the media focus on party conference season, especially the Brexit debate. However, beneath the headline grabbing stories I find it a useful opportunity to test out what issues in the transport and digital sectors are most popular with politicians and our partners. This is especially important for […]

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 […]