Tag Archives: TfL

Customers of all major networks set to have access to high-speed mobile coverage across London Tube network

Access to high-speed mobile connectivity on the Tube has taken another major step forward today, with Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 joining BAI Communications’ (BAI) network, Sadiq Khan the Mayor of London confirmed today. Customers of all four mobile network operators – Three, EE, Vodafone and Virgin Media O2 – will be able to access high-speed 4G […]

Expert View: How the Neutral Host model can solve the UK’s rail connectivity conundrum

Predicting the future is a tough business. And when it comes to fast moving technology, plotting a path is getting even harder. But in times of change, having a clear goal becomes all the more important. In this spirit, the UK’s communications regulator, Ofcom, has set out a vision for what data connectivity will be required […]

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.

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 […]

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. Connectivity creates new revenue opportunities, increases operational efficiency and fuels innovation. Across the public and private sector, universal superfast connectivity will be central to the UK competing globally in the future. However, to date there’s not been a consensus on how best to […]

Five minutes with Malcolm Keys, Director, European Transit, BAI Communications

Pictured above (from left) is Malcolm Keys with Ken Ranger (CEO, BAI Communications Canada) and Billy D’Arcy (CEO, BAI Communications UK) at the Train Comms 2018 event in London. Malcolm Keys has been with BAI since 2004 in various leadership roles including CIO and Director of Telecommunications. For five years he ran the Emergency Services and Critical […]

Building skills for modern railways

One constant in the history of rail has been the necessity for the industry to build its skills in line with technological evolution. From steam to diesel to electric, innovation demands organisations upskill in step with the latest advancements in order to remain competitive. Today, digital transformation is presenting the sector with a new set […]