SOLID PARTNERS WITH BAI CANADA TO DEPLOY WIRELESS NETWORK THROUGHOUT TORONTO SUBWAY SYSTEM
SOLiD to Enable Cellular Service for Passengers at Underground Stations
December 11, 2013 Sunnyvale, CA - SOLiD, a wireless infrastructure company, is partnering withBAI Canada and other companies to build a Wi-Fi and cellular network throughout the Toronto subway system. BAI Canada, in collaboration with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC), yesterday announced the launch of new Wi-Fi services and wireless coverage in the project’s first two stations, enabling TTC riders to send emails, receive TTC alerts and surf the Internet from St. George and Bloor-Yonge stations.
SOLiD is providing BAI Canada with robust distributed antenna systems (DAS), infrastructure that allows cellular coverage and capacity underground and at other large indoor and outdoor venues and hard to serve areas. The TTC anticipates that the design, installation, construction and full implementation of the new wireless network will be completed by the end of 2017.
“People around the world expect to be able to communicate and conduct business using their smartphones and other mobile devices no matter where they are,” said SOLiD President Seth Buechley. “We appreciate the opportunity to help BAI Canada and the Toronto Transit Commission to deliver the same quality wireless services TTC customers enjoy at home, work and in other public places while they’re riding the Toronto subway system.”
SOLiD’s expertise in underground wireless networks also includes the deployment of its DAS equipment in the New York City subway system, the world’s largest subway system based on the number of stations, and the Seoul metropolitan system, the world’s longest system by length, where millions of people can now text, send emails, access the web and make voice calls.
“When looking for a cellular DAS equipment partner we needed someone who has experience and a track record in complex transit systems and with mobile telecommunications carriers. SOLiD certainly meets our requirements in this regard and has delivered a quality system for us,” said BAI Canada COO Ken Ranger.
SOLiD (http://www.solid.com) is a publicly-traded global RF amplification and optical network transport solutions company that enables indoor and outdoor cellular, public-safety and Wi-Fi communications at some of the best-known and most challenging venues. SOLiD’s solutions can be found in leading hospitals; Olympic, professional, and college sports venues; government, university and Fortune 500 corporate buildings and campuses; international airports and metropolitan subways; and other high-profile sites. SOLiD’s distributed antenna system (DAS), small cell backhaul and passive optical LAN (POL) portfolio addresses current and future network densification requirements.
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About BAI Canada
BAI Canada is part of a group of global experts that design, build, operate, maintain and own underground communication networks. BAI Canada is a subsidiary of Canadian-owned BAI Group, a global leader in wireless communications for underground transit systems. BAI Group is building and operating the wireless network in the New York subway. It has also been involved in deploying and maintaining communication networks for some of the most complex subway systems around the world, including Hong Kong’s MTR Corporation.
BAI Canada is building a robust, high quality network in Toronto for the TTC and its riders. BAI Canada will own and operate the subway wireless communications network and function as a single point of contact for all Toronto licensed Wireless Service Providers to extend their cellular services