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 […]
As a member of the Wireless Broadband Alliance (WBA), BAI Communications is proud to be part of a collaborative ecosystem that supports new technologies to drive the industry forward. As a leading provider of neutral-host infrastructure, we are working with other members to implement the WBA’s NextGen Wi-Fi programme. This work includes trialling leading-edge technologies […]
The City of Toronto has partnered with technology and telecommunications companies to provide free temporary internet access for many vulnerable Torontonians. These partnerships will provide free access for residents in lower-income neighbourhoods, seniors in long-term care homes and clients in many City-operated shelters. These initiatives will allow more people to connect online to social supports […]
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.
In 2012, BAI Canada, a BAI Communications company, was tasked to design, build and operate the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC)’s cellular and Wi-Fi network across Toronto’s network of subway stations.
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 […]