Toronto Subway Launches Wireless System, Features PCTEL MIMO Antennas
PCTEL, Inc. (NASDAQ:PCTI), a leader in simplifying wireless and site solutions for private and public networks, announced today its participation in the BAI Canada launch event for the newly deployed TTC Subway high speed WiFi and cellular network. The launch event was conducted at the Bloor-Yonge Station in Toronto today. The new state-of-the-art distributed antenna system (DAS) will support mobile voice and data communication throughout the subway system. The event commemorates completion of the first phase of the network's deployment, covering TTC's two busiest stations.
BAI Canada designs, constructs, owns, and operates the subway station wireless communications network. It provides free high-speed internet on the TCONNECT WiFi network, which will reach over 1.3 million riders daily. BAI Canada also operates the cellular network as a neutral host, providing access to all Toronto-based Wireless Service Providers (WSP). When complete, the network will extend cellular and WiFi coverage to all 69 underground TTC subway stations as well as the entire tunnel system. In addition to serving commuters and visitors, who take more than 514 million rides per year, the system will also support over 14,000 TTC employees.