Transit Wireless, a majority-owned BAI Communications company, deployed cellular and Wi-Fi connectivity across New York’s underground metro system.
This included a dedicated 4.9 GHz public safety band licensed to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). In 2019, Transit Wireless supported more than 364 million calls and more than 75 million Wi-Fi logins on the underground, showing the popularity of the connectivity.
- The project was completed two years ahead of schedule thanks to Transit Wireless’s world-leading planning, design and project management skills, as well as its innovative solutions for accelerating infrastructure deployment.
- Instead of fiber being run through the tunnels Transit Wireless installed fiber in the streets to connect stations with the data centers.
- The connectivity has enabled innovative applications and services to be supported, such as passenger information systems to inform about train arrivals; Help Points for making emergency service calls or general information queries, and the potential for IoT applications to help cut the transit authority’s maintenance costs and improve customer experience.
Read the case study by BAI Communications below:Case-study-Transit-Wireless-transports-the-NYC-subway-into-the-digital-age