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Smart cities need smart transport, connectivity and technology: Report

Commuters around the world have spoken: the number-one requirement for a ‘smart city’ is good public transport, and the number-one expectation of public transport is continuous connectivity. These are just some of the findings from the Continuous connectivity research report. To produce this report, BAI Communications surveyed 2,538 rail users across five global cities (Hong […]

We are on the verge of a new mobility ecosystem powered by connectivity

Mobility as we know it is in the middle of a major period of change — one that will drastically transform cities and deliver benefits for business and society. In recent years, socio-economic forces ⎯ coupled with advancements in technology, social networking, location-based services, wireless services and cloud technologies ⎯ are contributing to the growth […]

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 […]

Connecting people – 40 years of the Hong Kong transit network

The Hong Kong MTR Corporation Ltd (MTR) is celebrating its 40th anniversary. First installed in 1979, the network was originally a simple 8km four-car configuration line running between Shek Kip Mei and Kwun Tong. Travellers in Hong Kong now make use of one of the finest transit systems in the world, and benefit from cellular […]

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 […]

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 […]

Five minutes with Esmond Cheung, Engineering Director, BAI Communications Hong Kong

Esmond Cheung has been part of BAI Communications Hong Kong from day one. Since joining the business in 1997, Esmond has gained extensive experience and knowledge from building the communications system for the Hong Kong MTR Corporation Ltd (MTR) and working on other projects, including delivering services for public safety systems. We sat down with […]