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 […]
Giving transit operators greater line of sight with Wi-Fi data In 2019, BAI Communications (BAI) developed a solution with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) to monitor station occupancy using anonymized Wi-Fi association data. That technology found an unexpected new purpose with the outbreak of COVID-19, when large crowds suddenly became a public health issue. This […]
Source: RADWIN RADWIN, a leading global wireless broadband solutions provider, today announced that BAI Communications (BAI), a designer, builder, and operator of communications infrastructure, successfully attained connectivity speeds of 1.5Gbps between train cars, when testing RADWIN’s TerraBridge Inter-Carriage Link solution on a Toronto subway train. BAI deployed and currently operates a Wi-Fi, cellular and IP network for the Toronto Transit […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]