Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company, is an industry leader in providing advanced cellular, Wi-Fi and fiber technology solutions. Transit Wireless has an exclusive 27-year contract with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit Authority (NYCT) to design, build, finance and operate a multi-application high speed communications infrastructure for all underground stations in the New York City subway system. Services provisioned include cellular service provided by AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon; 4.9 GHz band public safety; Wi-Fi for public, private and business applications; and a range of other communications infrastructure elements.
In the New York City subway system, Transit Wireless implemented a high quality, highly resilient infrastructure for secure private networks; public safety communications; New York City Transit communications; and public Wi-Fi, cellular and broadband wireless. This network has improved public safety, enhanced the rider experience and enabled U.S. wireless carriers to extend essential connectivity to their customers.
Helping to keep New Yorker’s connected and better protected is part of Transit Wireless’ commitment to placing our customers and our communities at the heart of everything we do. Our dedication to excellence, innovation and collaboration were crucial to the success of the Transit Wireless New York City subway project and these values are at the forefront of every project engagement.
“This important milestone brings first ever underground wireless to the Bronx and brings us closer to fulfilling our commitment to AT&T customers to keep them connected across the five boroughs,” said Tom DeVito, AT&T’s Vice President and General Manager for New York and New Jersey. “AT&T was among the first carriers to commit to wiring every subway station because we know our customers rely on a fast and reliable network at home, at work and everywhere in between.”
“T-Mobile customers in the greater New York area continue to enjoy the fastest LTE speeds where they live, work and play,” said Tom Ellefson, Vice President of Engineering at T-Mobile. “In the city that never sleeps, our customers will now be able to text, tweet, post or even receive video calls – virtually anywhere and anytime they want to in Upper Manhattan and the Bronx.”
“We’re proud to be one of the carriers that has fully committed to deploying 4G LTE throughout the entire New York City subway system,” said Scott Santi, Regional Vice President of Network at Sprint. “We’re making strong progress as we work to bring service to millions of New Yorkers and visitors, enabling them to stay productive, connected, and entertained as they move throughout this great city.”
“Verizon has consistently demonstrated our commitment to providing a best-in-class network experience for customers wherever they live, work and play, whether that’s in the observation deck of the Freedom Tower or underground in the subways,” said Chris Angelucci, Director of Network Performance and Engineering in New York. “This experience is made possible because of our sustained, aggressive investment in network technology and infrastructure, including more than $3.5 billion in New York and northern New Jersey since 2010.”