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BAI in Rail Professional UK: Mobile connectivity offers potential rail industry boost

A BAI Communications survey of 1,000 UK rail users discovered that passengers only have ‘usable mobile signal’ for 56% of their journey and less than 10% of passengers experience usable mobile signal for their entire journey. If passengers haven’t downloaded anything to read, watch or do in advance – just under half fall into this […]

Partnering with global technology leaders: SOLiD

BAI Communications (BAI) leverages its established partnerships with some of the world’s leading technology providers to deliver independent and reliable communications infrastructure in some of the most complex and therefore challenging environments – including that of a busy transit system. BAI has had a long and successful partnership with SOLiD, a world leader in indoor and […]

BAI Communications demonstrates reliable, secure on-board Wi-Fi

Recently BAI Communications attended SmartTransit in Philadelphia. SmartTransit is the go-to conference for senior transit industry figures from across the Americas. This year’s event had a focus on how digitalisation and technology is revolutionising transit, from enhanced analytics technologies to real-time passenger information systems. Shaun Newton, Product Development Manager, Transit Wireless (a BAI Communications majority-owned […]

Delivering consistent connectivity in UK rail corridors

Across the UK, Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) have delivered an extensive network of high-quality mobile voice and data services, meeting coverage targets set by the government. These targets have typically prioritised the provision of indoor coverage, so densely populated areas where signal is needed most are well serviced. However, this has also meant that transport […]

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 […]

Bridging the digital divide

Canada’s largest city is diverse, vibrant and rich in culture and history. Living and working in Toronto is rewarding but also increasingly expensive. Families, commuters and downtown young professionals struggle with high housing costs, child care and transit costs and with steep cell phone bills – staying connected is a challenge. An alarming number of Canadians face this […]

Five minutes with Malcolm Keys, Director, European Transit, BAI Communications

Pictured above (from left) is Malcolm Keys with Ken Ranger (CEO, BAI Communications Canada) and Billy D’Arcy (CEO, BAI Communications UK) at the Train Comms 2018 event in London. Malcolm Keys has been with BAI since 2004 in various leadership roles including CIO and Director of Telecommunications. For five years he ran the Emergency Services and Critical […]

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 […]