Transit Wireless will utilize existing dark fiber pathways to help bring connectivity to Manhattan from Long Island with over 10 unique river crossings
NEW YORK – October 24, 2022 – Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company and leading 5G wireless infrastructure provider, announced receipt of an Information Services Franchise (ISF) license from the New York City Office of Technology and Innovation (OTI/DoITT).
This license allows Transit Wireless to build broadband infrastructure in NYC’s public right-of-way, expanding fiber communications capabilities to fiber network operators, local businesses, universities, hospitals, multi-unit housing developments, and other businesses or areas needing connectivity.
“This opportunity is a great alternative to other pathways in New York City,” says Transit Wireless VP of Sales and Strategic Partnerships Martin Cassidy. “With this license, we can now structure a network that allows businesses to connect from Long Island access points to Manhattan, enabling rapid growth or redundancy solutions throughout the five boroughs.”
The existing 160 miles of fiber installed in the MTA’s New York City subway system utilizes a carrier-grade, 864-strand count fiber optic network that links to five strategically located Base Station Hotels (BSH) across all NYC boroughs. Under the recently announced plan to expand Wi-Fi and cellular connectivity throughout the entire MTA subway network, Transit Wireless will add an additional 418 miles of 1728-strand fiber.
“This state-of-the-art fiber connectivity delivers secure, 5G-ready, upgradeable solutions that enable seamless connectivity,” says Cassidy. “The network provides a reliable and cost-effective solution in unique locations,” he says.
With this access to additional bandwidth and a simplified network architecture that delivers increased reliability and efficiency, Transit Wireless helps bridge the connectivity gap in underserviced New York City areas.
About Transit Wireless
Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company, is a leading 5G, neutral host infrastructure company that provides fiber solutions, analytics, and cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity to large projects and high occupancy venues, including the New York City subway system. Transit Wireless and its majority shareholder BAI Communications, finances, designs, builds, operates, and maintains wireless and neutral host cellular and Wi-Fi networks to connect millions of consumers each day. Transit Wireless’ subway network is an award-winning public-private partnership (P3) with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and provides service to all Tier One wireless carriers. Women-led, Transit Wireless is proud to be an inclusive and DEI-focused New York communications and technology industry leader. Learn more about Transit Wireless on our website or connect with us on social media: LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram.
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