Tag Archives: Transit communications

Unifying the smart city with transport connectivity

Smart city initiatives are now commonplace, with many ongoing projects in urban environments around the globe. Comprising a broad range of digitally enabled services, the overall goal is to optimise civic functions to improve quality of life and drive economic growth. As the lifeblood of any urban environment, transport is often a key element of […]

Shared networks and small cells to drive the UK digital economy

All around the world, connectivity is a key driver of economic growth, creating new revenue opportunities, increasing operational efficiency and fuelling innovation. Across the public and private sector, it’s long been accepted that universal superfast connectivity will be central to the UK competing globally in the future. However, to date there’s not been a consensus […]

The power of innovation and collaboration: boosting accessibility and inclusion on the rail network

Innovation in the transport sector provides endless opportunities to improve the passenger experience, boost productivity and even stimulate economic growth. It also has the potential to transform lives – particularly for the 14m people in the UK with disabilities, by helping them access transport services. Whilst a simple part of life that many of us […]

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 […]

Headliner: Melinda White Chief Executive Officer, Transit Wireless

Warren Buffett, the American billionaire, who knows a little bit about a successful journey, once stated that “Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway.” This is still the case. But since the ‘Sage of Omaha’ offered this opinion, those […]

Fast forward to the future

By Andrew Conway, Director of Engineering, BAI UK Our team in the UK welcomed the Future Telecoms Infrastructure Review (FTIR) which was published on Monday by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS). The Review commits the Government to making the UK a world leader in digital connectivity, embracing all the opportunities that […]

Going underground to keep 2 billion Hong Kong travellers connected

Hong Kong is one of the world’s most vibrant and busiest cities. Its underground and light rail system is a testament to this, with over two billion trips per year supported by the service. There are 90 railway stations and 68 light rail stops on the Hong Kong Mass Transit Railway (MTR) network, stretching across […]

Five Minutes with Nathan Cornish, Director, Product Development: Transit, BAI Communications

Nathan Cornish has been an engineer at BAI Communications since 2005. Seven years after starting as an intern with Broadcast Australia, Nathan was given the opportunity to join the team at Transit Wireless, a majority-owned BAI Communications company, where he worked to design, launch and operate the wireless network within the New York City subway. […]

Five challenges of delivering wireless communications in metro rail environments

In a series of blog posts earlier this year, BAI Communications looked at the roll-out of wireless communications in metro rail environments like New York, Toronto and Hong Kong. Here are the top five challenges BAI faced when deploying communications networks underground and the lessons learnt: 1 – Dealing with dust Underground railways are hostile […]