The New York City subway system is the transportation lifeline for New York City, moving 1.75 billion riders in 2015. Building a broadband communications infrastructure in a century-old system that operates 24/7 is unprecedented; however, Transit Wireless surpassed goals and exceeded expectations, finishing the project two years ahead of schedule.
Since Transit Wireless initially launched cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity in the largest public transit system in North America, our company has received market recognition as the most successful Public-Private Partnership (PPP) for broadband connectivity. The collaboration we have with the New York State’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority, New York City Transit, the City and State of New York and the major national wireless carriers is unmatched. Moreover, the company received a top honor in the Wireless Broadband Alliance’s (WBA) World Wi-Fi Day Case Study Awards for “Best Wi-Fi Deployment to Connect the Unconnected in an Urban Environment”.
We believe that our capabilities are exceeded only by our potential. If we can deploy the largest and most complex wireless communication network in a busy and challenging public transit system, the opportunities are limitless.
Design & Construction
The combination of our engineering and construction expertise, physical plant operations, and our organizational and management capabilities enabled Transit Wireless to design and complete the New York City underground subway station project two years ahead of schedule. We invest the same level of innovation, collaboration and dedication that made this project a success into every Transit Wireless engagement – transit, municipal or enterprise – in any city or any environment.
Netural Host Network
Transit Wireless specializes in designing and building indoor and outdoor neutral host and multi-band Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks that enable cellular connectivity in areas with less than adequate coverage as well as venues that require increased capacity. These networks offer several advantages:
- They deliver wireless technologies including GSM, CDMA, EVDO, UMTS and LTE, in conjunction with any contracted wireless carrier.
- Neutral host DAS installations are readily scalable to meet growing demands on a network and future technologies such as 5G and future bands of operation.
- Transit Wireless can optimize design, installation and ongoing operations, enabling lower upfront investment and reducing operating costs for the wireless carriers in comparison to each building and maintaining its own separate system.
For the MTA New York City subway project, Transit Wireless designed, constructed and actively operates the entire network – from building five Base Station Hotels to 120 miles of carrier-grade fiber optic cable to installing access points that deliver 2.4 GHz, 5.xGHz (public unlicensed bands) and 4.9 GHz (public safety band). Our system includes FCC Licensed Bands (MHz): 700, 850 cell, 1900 PCS, 2100 AWS, 2500 BRS—EBS, such as all Wireless Technologies, and was designed to be scalable for future FCC license spectrums.
Indoor & Outdoor DAS Technology
DAS networks create a blanket of coverage for the wireless customer, enabling them to roam throughout an area while maintaining a high quality connection. That’s important in New York City, where subway riders expect to go from the underground platform and out to the street without missing a beat. Transit Wireless has met their expectations using a core combination of Indoor Distributed Antenna Systems (iDAS) and Outdoor Distributed Antenna Systems (oDAS) in a neutral host network.
Each Transit Wireless subway station DAS wireless network is comprised of three distinct components: the DAS network architecture; a fiber network that connects the DAS to a Base Station Hotel; and the Base Station Hotel that houses the Internet gateways, servers, switches, routers, radio heads, and power supplies.
Our proven track record building a DAS network within the complex New York City subway environment is just one example of our how we turn our expertise into success for our partners. From oDAS public cellular networks with antennas on park benches to iDAS in indoor public venues such as convention centers or private corporate environments, our engineers are able to design and build customized networks that keep people connected wirelessly, wherever they may be.
Transit Wireless small cell solutions provide excellent connectivity where large capacity, scalability and neutral host connectivity are not required. Small cells offer wireless carriers coverage in small pockets within existing macro network areas to increase capacity and improve signal strength. By limiting coverage, small cells can pinpoint connectivity to the end user and dramatically decrease congestion on the surrounding macro network.
For carriers, small cell solutions can present a competitive advantage in areas where getting a signal would otherwise not be possible. Properly designed, installed and maintained small cell solutions from Transit Wireless provide seamless, high-quality connections for voice and data.
What’s the right solution for your needs? Contact Transit Wireless to discuss what DAS and small cells could do for your company, enterprise or location.
Transit Wireless maintains a Network Operations Center to monitor network service around-the-clock and detect problems so that we can proactively troubleshoot and dispatch technicians, if needed. Our operations support includes:
- 24 x 7 x 365 monitoring with emergency on-site remediation
- System support and issues addressed within 24-48 hours of incident
- Routine and proactive network health reporting and trend analysis
- N+1 redundancy, Active Failover Network with UPS and Generator backup
- Full extent of predictive maintenance services