Transit Wireless offers DAS networks for underground stations in the New York City subway system; Wi-Fi services for public, private, and business applications; and fiber business solutions. The company has a license to design, deploy, and operate an independent, open-access wireless network to provide coverage in the New York City subway system’s underground stations.
Transit Wireless designs and builds Distributed Antenna System (DAS) networks globally which serves as a neutral host to the subway system's wireless technology. Base stations of wireless carriers that have contracted with Transit Wireless to provide voice and data service to their customers in underground New York City subway stations are located at a Transit Wireless Base Station Hotel in order to connect to its radio interface and optical distribution system. A Network Management System monitors the service, detects problems, and provides alerts so that technicians can be dispatched if necessary.
Transit Wireless’ Wi-Fi offers free and subscription-based consumer internet connectivity, media and content delivery, wholesale and roaming services, cellular offload, private networks, and M2M connectivity.
The company provides several fiber optic connectivity solutions, including Ethernet, dark fiber, Internet, wavelengths, and carrier-neutral co-location. Transit Wireless is partnered with the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) and New York City Transit (NYCT). The company’s wireless and W-Fi network enables coverage and passenger access to transit apps, location-based applications, rider awareness campaigns, local business support, E911, and support for NYC Transit Authority Services.
The project of providing wireless and W-Fi connectivity to the subway system is structured in seven phases. Transit Wireless launched the first official phase of the project in April 2013, which included 30 stations in the Midtown and Upper West Side areas of Manhattan. Phase 2 was launched in October 2014 covering the entire borough of Queens and several stations in Manhattan, including Bryant Park, Herald Square, and Grand Central Terminal. The entire 279 station project is expected to be completed by 2017.
Transit Wireless was founded in 2005 and is based in New York, United States.
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