Tag Archives: Transit communications

5 minutes with Paul Chan, Managing Director of BAI Communications Hong Kong

“5G offers the potential for the capture and analysis of far more data. What you do with this data can offer huge upsides in running your network. As an industry, we are all very interested in the idea of optimising data capture, analysis, and use cases. This is where 5G can intersect with IoT, and finally […]

Melinda White, CEO of Transit Wireless, named to Crain’s New York Business’ inaugural ‘Notable Woman in Tech’ list

NEW YORK, USA, 7th May 2019 – Today, Melinda White, CEO of Transit Wireless, has been named a ‘Notable Woman in Tech’ by Crain’s New York Business. The inaugural list celebrates the remarkable professional achievements of New York business leaders as well as their commitment to promoting diversity and giving back to their community. “I am […]

Technology driving connected transport network, foundation for smart cities

Smart cities using digital intelligence stand to improve quality of life, making happier and more productive citizens Connected transport networks create city-wide networks that enable greater efficiency, safer commuter experiences and broader smart city applications SYDNEY, Australia, 30th April 2019 – BAI Communications, a global leader in communications infrastructure, today published the results of its […]

Public transport and continuous connectivity: building smarter cities

Cities and citizens are on the move. As the world becomes ever-more digitally connected, public transport systems are providing digital as well as physical connections. Early in 2019, BAI Communications surveyed over 2,500 rail users in five global cities (Hong Kong, London, New York, Sydney and Toronto) about their expectations around transport and connectivity. Key […]

Transit Wireless adds sales leadership and expands digital media business

NEW YORK, USA, 15th April 2019 – Transit Wireless, a leading neutral host wireless infrastructure company, announced the launch of a digital media business, expanding its offerings to provide additional products and services for the existing network in the New York City subway, as well as expand its wireless networks to other large public venues and […]

Be safe. Stay connected online underground

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 […]

BAI in RCR Wireless: Transit Wireless CEO on network priorities: Growth, scale and sustainability

Melinda White joined Transit Wireless as chief executive officer in May 2018. The company serves as the network provider for New York City’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority. MTA operates in a 5,000-square-mile area in New York City, Long Island, southeaster New York state and Connecticut. Prior to taking her current position, White held various positions with […]

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 […]

How safety culture is keeping pace with the digital rail revolution

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 […]

The future of public transport is connected, integrated and intermodal

Population growth and rapid urbanisation, combined with the rise of the digital economy, has changed our patterns of work and play, while advances in data gathering and analytics has made ‘mass personalisation’ a reality. This has significant implications for the provision of infrastructure, utilities and services like public transport. Significantly, it is now possible to […]