Motorola Solutions Helps Connect Toronto Subway Riders with High-Speed
Access to Real-time Information
Motorola’s WLAN driving Wi-Fi for two busiest stations in Canada’s largest
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- December 10, 2013
Motorola Solutions, Inc. (NYSE: MSI) and BAI Canada are working together on a
two-station installation of a shared Wi-Fi network using Motorola’s proven
wireless local area network (WLAN) technology in Toronto Transit Commission
(TTC) underground subway stations. The initial two-station network includes
the St. George and Bloor & Yonge stations and will cover all public areas
including platforms, mezzanines, walkways and stairwells. The deployment has
the capability to support cellular connectivity, and the network will
eventually cover TTC’s 65 current and planned underground subway stations,
serving more than 1.7 million riders daily.
Motorola’s ruggedized outdoor wireless access points and controller running
Wireless Next Generation (WiNG) technology were selected by BAI Canada based
on Motorola’s leadership position in the transportation vertical, proven radio
performance in harsh environments and global reach with local expertise. The
Motorola WLAN solution for transit was chosen in part for its previous
successful subway deployments around the world as well as the company’s
recognized expertise providing reliable, high-speed wireless networks in
underground and other demanding, rugged environments.
*Motorola’s WLAN platform will allow transit riders access to real-time
alerts, arrival and departure information, and transit updates from their
personal wireless devices.
*The networks will also offer high-speed connectivity for the internet,
social media, email and many web-based applications.
*BAI Canada is building the robust Wi-Fi and cellular distributed antenna
system (DAS) within TTC’s two busiest stations, creating its TCONNECT
Wi-Fi brand with high-speed internet connectivity.
*The fiber-optic lines installed for the two-station pilot alone equal
three times the height of the 1,815-foot CN Tower in Toronto.
*The number of TTC riders that enter the busy Bloor & Yonge station each
day could fill the 50,000-seat Rogers Center multi-purpose stadium in
Toronto seven times over.
Brian Jacks, Chief Executive Officer, BAI Canada
“BAI Canada and Transit Wireless selected Motorola Solutions for its depth of
expertise including helping governments and enterprises deliver their best in
the moments that matter. We look forward to working with Motorola to deliver
its leading WLAN solution to help provide high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity for
Toronto Transit Commission customers.”
George Krausz, President, Motorola Solutions Canada
“Motorola Solutions is eager to work with BAI Canada to launch the initial
two-station network and bring much-needed Wi-Fi to the third most heavily used
urban mass-transit system in North America. The TTC is a transportation
lifeline for Toronto, and Motorola has the expertise to provide it with the
same reliable connectivity we have demonstrated with similar major transit
deployments in the United States, Asia, Europe, Middle East and elsewhere.”
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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
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
to the TTC’s more than 1.7 million daily riders.
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