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Breaking the stigma: Changing gender perceptions through a modernised railway industry

In the 1851 UK census, there were just three women listed as ‘railway labourers’ working in the industry. Whilst trains overall have gotten faster since then, the number of women working on or with them has travelled at a more pedestrian pace. An extensive survey of the UK by industry group Women In Rail found […]

Driving a digital agenda

London is the tech capital of Europe, and it offers a compelling mix of innovation, a thriving creative sector and a vibrant financial system. It is why when BAI Communications was looking to establish its European headquarters in 2016, London was our first choice. Our decision to set up BAI’s London office was vindicated when […]

Melinda White, CEO of Transit Wireless, named to Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural ‘Notable Woman in Tech’ list

NEW YORK, USA, 7th May 2019 – Today, Melinda White, CEO of Transit Wireless, has been named a ‘Notable Woman in Tech’ by Crain’s New York Business. The inaugural list celebrates the remarkable professional achievements of New York business leaders as well as their commitment to promoting diversity and giving back to their community. “I am […]

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 […]

Transit Wireless adds sales leadership and expands digital media business

NEW YORK, USA, 15th April 2019 – Transit Wireless, a leading neutral host wireless infrastructure company, announced the launch of a digital media business, expanding its offerings to provide additional products and services for the existing network in the New York City subway, as well as expand its wireless networks to other large public venues and […]

5 minutes with Keith Friedman, Chief Financial Officer, Transit Wireless

Keith Friedman joined Transit Wireless (a majority-owned BAI Communications company) in August 2015. A Certified Public Accountant (CPA) with a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Rutgers, Keith worked his way up through finance and accounting roles at firms including Deloitte & Touche, Avaya, and CSC (now DXC). We sat down with Keith to get […]

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 […]

BAI in RCR Wireless: Transit Wireless CEO on network priorities: Growth, scale and sustainability

Melinda White joined Transit Wireless as chief executive officer in May 2018. The company serves as the network provider for New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA operates in a 5,000-square-mile area in New York City, Long Island, southeaster New York state and Connecticut. Prior to taking her current position, White held various positions with […]

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 […]

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 […]