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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 […]

5 minutes with Paul Chan, Managing Director of BAI Communications Hong Kong

“5G offers the potential for the capture and analysis of far more data. What you do with this data can offer huge upsides in running your network. As an industry, we are all very interested in the idea of optimising data capture, analysis, and use cases. This is where 5G can intersect with IoT, and finally […]

Connecting people – 40 years of the Hong Kong transit network

The Hong Kong MTR Corporation Ltd (MTR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. First installed in 1979, the network was originally a simple 8km four-car configuration line running between Shek Kip Mei and Kwun Tong. Travellers in Hong Kong now make use of one of the finest transit systems in the world, and benefit from cellular […]

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 […]

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 […]

Transport infrastructure: connectivity is the key

Connectivity is transforming public transport. As urban areas expand, and as demands for ‘anywhere, anytime’ data connections grow, digital infrastructure is being rolled out alongside physical infrastructure. This ensures commuters can connect to the internet and that transport operators can access reliable, real-time data about their services. But that’s just the beginning; the full implications […]