T.T.C.: Wireless Network In The TTC Subway System (Yonge and Bloor & St. George Stations) By End of 2013

Update:

The TTC will introduce technology into the subway system which will allow passengers to use their cellphones.  The first two subway stations which will test this new technology will be Yonge and Bloor and St. George subway stations.
The TTC will introduce technology into the subway system which will allow passengers to use their cellphones. The first two subway stations which will test this new technology will be Yonge and Bloor and St. George subway stations.  Broadcast Australia will pay the TTC $25 million over a 20 year period to install this new technology in all 61 subway stations.

 

The TTC announced its Customer Charter on February 28, 2013.  The Charter was in the works for about a year before it was rolled out.

Under the TTC’s Charter, this is the first part out of six(6) parts – “Our Commitment – We will deliver”:

Our 2013 Charter commitment

  • In the fourth quarter, two subway stations will be Wi-Fi and cellular capable as prototype locations.

The TTC announced that at the end of 2013 that Wi-Fi and celluar capability will take place at the Yonge & Bloor station platform and St. George subway station platform and will eventually be rolled out in all 61 subway stations over a two year period.

The TTC is not sure that all phones will necessarily work in the subway tunnels, but believe that a signal could bleed into certain tunnels, allowing a signal to continue to work.
The TTC is not sure that all phones will necessarily work in the subway tunnels, but believe that a signal could bleed into certain tunnels, allowing a signal to continue to work.  They are sure that phones will be able to be used on subway platforms.

The TTC still believes that there will be “dead zones” where there will be no WiFi or cellular capability.

The TTC believes that customers will be able to talk on their cellphones on the station platforms, which may not extend to subway tunnels.  Some tunnels may have access to the signal, especially where the subway station tunnels aren’t very distant from the next subway station.

In October, 2012 the TTC accepted an offer from Broadcast Australia Pty. Ltd. (BA) to provide the cellphone service.  Broadcast Australia will provide the TTC with $25 million, over 20 years and $8,000 per station to access the needs of each particular station.

The TTC wants to ensure that the cellphone service installed in the Yonge/Bloor and St. George subway stations by year’s end will not interfere with the subway’s radio-based signaling system.

 

 

 

 

 

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