Tag Archives: TCONNECT

Platforms for change: how transit connectivity offers so much more than an internet connection

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 […]

Five minutes with Ken Ranger, Chief Executive Officer, BAI Communications Canada

“The ways in which passengers use transportation networks (and their expectations) are rapidly developing, particularly in a city like Toronto. Everyone is busy and using the transit system to get somewhere else, and while doing so they want to stay informed, be productive and be entertained.” Over the last decade, the rail and metro industry […]

Fibre connectivity in Toronto

Our wireless communications network in Toronto is built to support a variety of layered applications, all connected via our extensive high-count fibre optic network; spanning the breadth of the city. We are uniquely positioned to provide connectivity for numerous initiatives across the Greater Toronto Area. Read more – Fibre connectivity in Toronto  

BAI in the Globe and Mail: Why most commuters can’t get cellular 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 […]

Designing for accessibility: How technology can be a force for inclusion

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.

On Air Magazine – Issue 15 2018

Highlights inside this issue of On Air Magazine include: Major milestone for BAI Canada – with cell connectivity at all 75 Toronto stations Connecting the commuters of New York – 280 million cellular calls recorded in one year Darwin’s gone digital – audio enhanced for listeners DAB+ network switched on Iconic location for BAI UK – […]

The benefits of being connected

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.

Five Challenges of Underground Environments – Part Four: Ensuring Installation Engineers have the right skillset

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.