The ‘TTC Reads’ campaign, launched by The Toronto Public Library in partnership with the TTC, saw a variety of free, curated e-books delivered to Toronto commuters. BAI’s TTC Wi-Fi network provided the connectivity needed to access the campaign microsite at all 75 Toronto subway stations. To further support the campaign’s objectives, BAI developed a custom […]
Mind the skills gap! Part 4 of BAI Communications UK CEO Billy D’Arcy’s blog series on the challenges of deploying wireless for underground rail discusses how to ensure teams have the right skillset when installing high-speed communications in metro rail environments.
We asked commuters on the Toronto subway how connectivity improves their commute.
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 […]
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 […]
New or innovative applications of existing technologies are changing the way we live, commute and interact. It is also driving a quiet, yet powerful disruption for persons with disabilities, improving quality of life and enhancing independent living. In recent years, there has been a veritable explosion in adaptive and assistive technologies enhancing mobility and accessibility for people with disabilities, including whilst riding the subway.
BAI Canada’s latest project has made cellular service available throughout every station in the Toronto Transit Commission. Now the team is working on expanding that connectivity into the TTC tunnels: it is already operational in tunnels between Bloor Yonge and King Street and on the 9km York-Spadina subway extension.
We’re proud to be part of delivering a connected future for Toronto through our work with the TTC. Here we look closely at our experience of building in underground transit environments, the challenges faced and the future planning involved, the unique nature of the Toronto project, and the results delivered to date.
The rapidly growing Toronto Region is home to 7.8 million people and as well as being the economic engine of both Ontario and Canada, has gained a strong reputation for digital and tech excellence. And at the heart of this development has been the modernisation of the city’s transport network – which includes the delivery of Wi-Fi and cellular services to the TTC subway system.