Company is on track to extend wireless connectivity services to all underground subway stations in NYC by the end of 2016
NEW YORK, May 12, 2016 —Transit Wireless, a BAI Communications company that is designing, building and deploying a cellular and WiFi communications network in the underground stations of the New York City subway system, announced today that it has moved its corporate headquarters to larger office space in New York City at 1350 Broadway. The company was previously located at 192 Lexington Avenue in Midtown East since 2014.
The office relocation together with a refresh of its websites reflect Transit Wireless’ accelerated plan to connect all 279 underground stations by the end of 2016. The company is expanding its service offerings to customers as it brings cellular, WiFi and public safety service to all of New York City’s underground subway stations two years ahead of its contract schedule with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
“We are very excited to be expanding our headquarters in New York City and continuing to work with great partners like the MTA/New York City Transit, AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless. As we work to complete the design and installation of our robust network, business demands compelled a move to larger space to accommodate our growing customer expectations. Everyone at Transit Wireless looks forward to working from our new headquarters as we deploy these critical communications services to the MTA underground stations and the millions of riders who use them,” said Transit Wireless CEO William A. Bayne.
Concurrent with its relocation, Transit Wireless has expedited recruitment and re-launched its corporate and Transit Wireless WiFi websites. The corporate site (www.transitwireless.com) now provides more in-depth information about the range of services and solutions the company offers and includes capabilities for future projects. Included among the corporate website’s new features are a re-vamped career opportunities section that offers more details and enhanced functionality to prospective applicants and interactive maps of the subway system that indicate which connectivity services are available at each underground station. The Transit Wireless WiFi site (www.transitwirelesswifi.com) includes subway line listings and an enhanced MTA map showing riders which stations offer access to free WiFi service.
To celebrate the relocation and website re-launch, Transit Wireless WiFi is offering New York City subway riders a chance to win a monthly MetroCard or a free smart phone from verykool. Contest information and rules can be found here.
About Transit Wireless:
Transit Wireless is a BAI Communications company, part of a global enterprise that designs, builds and operates highly accessible communications networks – broadcast, radio, cellular, WiFi and digital – for customers across Australia, Asia and North America. Transit Wireless was formed specifically to meet the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s (MTA) requirement to provide a shared wireless infrastructure to enable commercial wireless services provided by AT&T, T-Mobile, Sprint and Verizon Wireless for New York City Transit customers within the underground subway stations and related opportunities. Transit Wireless is currently designing, building, operating and financing a neutral host wireless network infrastructure within the 279 underground stations of the New York City subway system. This highly resilient network supports consumer business, transit and public safety communications needs by operating on all primary licensed cellular bands, public unlicensed bands and the 4.9GHz public safety band. For further information, go to: www.transitwireless.com.
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About Transit Wireless WiFi™:
Transit Wireless WiFi™ is a free Wi-Fi public network operated by Transit Wireless within connected underground New York City subway stations. The company’s WiFi network hosts more than five million sessions each month. To access the complimentary Wi-Fi service, riders simply select the SSID “TransitWirelessWiFi” and open their browser and select “Connect”. Riders can access email and surf the Internet while in underground stations. The Transit Wireless WiFi service allows riders to stay connected for up to an hour before having to log on again. For a current listing of activated stations go to: www.transitwirelesswifi.com.