Delivering Tomorrow’s Connectivity Today in Transportation

Transit users have a distinct need for mobile and broadband connectivity before, during and after completing their travel. Business travelers expect to conduct both voice and video calls during their travel. Leisure travelers expect seamless connectivity for their communication and entertainment. Transit operators, including government agencies that operate the transit systems, attempt to address connectivity, automation and safety via the same communications network. ExteNet manages and operates a significant portion of the mobility network for the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA). Serving multiple mobile network operators (MNOs) in a neutral-host model, ExteNet works with its partner Aldridge Electric to deliver the mobility network in the CTA. Our experience in delivering communication networks is extensive with 30K+ small cell and DAS nodes, currently deployed and under-construction, enabling advanced mobile broadband connectivity outdoors and indoors today.

Your Smartly Connected Transit System Delivered by Us

ExteNet works with all the mobile network operators (MNOs) to enable their wireless service. This coverage is delivered cost-effectively throughout the transit system on behalf of the transit operators. We have leveraged our leadership in 4G LTE to build early 5G momentum and serve as the single point of contact for all communication needs for our customers. We offer a consultative partner approach when deploying and operating the mobility networks. Managed service benefits our transit customers as networks are our expertise and we take full ownership including design, build and operations of the high-performance network. Our NOC is available 24/7 for our customers and addresses their technical and operational needs. Please contact ExteNet at to discuss ways we can help you build your next-generation communications network indoors.