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 […]
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 […]
“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 […]
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
On 5 December, Ken Ranger spoke with members of the Professional Engineers of Ontario’s (PEO) York chapter about the challenges and triumphs of BAI’s wireless project in Toronto. Along with 35 fellow engineers, Ken took PEO members through the design and build phases of the Toronto project, through to the ongoing operation and maintenance of […]
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 […]
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 […]