WIND Mobile’s wireless coverage within their TTC network expanded to five more stations today (via MobileSyrup):
- Castle Frank
WIND Mobile launched their cell network last June within the TTC subway, which is operated by BAI Canada, part of a one-year exclusive deal. Last month, BAI Canada noted their TTC network now sees 60,000 daily log-ons, as there is also free sponsored Wi-Fi as well.
BAI Canada CEO, Ken Ranger, clarified last month the network was not designed to connect users the moment they enter stations on a moving train, rather it’s mostly a “platform service,” responding to complaints of low connectivity.
Rogers, TELUS and Bell have yet to sign up to BAI Canada’s wireless network, and it doesn’t look like they will, since they would need to pay for access.
When Chicago-based Extenet won the contract for Montreal’s STM, the ‘Big 3’ held out until Extenet gave up and abandoned their plans. Shortly afterwards, incumbents and Videotron announced their own shared $50 million plan to bring cellular networks to the STM.