“5G everywhere”: 5GMED presentation in the 5G PPP Webinar

On the 6th of November the 5GMED project was introduced during the “5G PPP Webinar: 5G for Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM)” organised by the 5G Infrastructure Public Private Partnership, (5G PPP). The project manager, Raül González Prats, from Cellnex Telecom, explained the main objectives and methodology for 5GMED to be effective. 

“The long-term vision is to achieve 5G everywhere” 

Principal Scientific Officer from the European Commission (EC), Jorge Pereira has opened the webinar defining the open challenges that will have to be overcome for Europe to achieve the long-term vision of 5G everywhere: Connectivity will be the first of it, but also the obligation for the Business Models to be harmonized. Regarding the financing, 105 million euros funding has been assigned to 5G cross-border corridors, the EC representant has recorded the broadband gap in the rural areas.  

Nevertheless, the most important challenge according to the EC representant is the absolute need of coordination. 

“We need to be confident about the info that is going to come from the connectivity side” 

The first part of the Webinar was dedicated to the presentation of the ongoing work of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility and the white paper produced by Horizon 2020 programs: 5G-MoBiX5G-CARMEN and 5GCroCo 

In the case of the 5G-MoBiX, Kostas Trichias from WINGS ICT Solutions has submitted the difficulties to provide CCAM of #5G at cross-border: conditions telecommunication side and original equipment manufacturers. 

Technical manager Andreas Heider-Aviet from Deutsche Telekom explained 5gcarmen project, presenting information about the issues of the cellular networks at country borders and present cross-border mobility solutions. 

Antonio Fernández Barciela from PSA introduced  5GCroCo project and reminded the need of trust of the information that is going to come from the connectivity side. 

“Promote a wide and sustainable impact of 5GMED is our great objective”

The second part of the Webinar was focused on the new project: 5GBlueprint, 5GMED, 5G-ROUTES and 5GRailJohann Marquez-Barja from IMEC focused his presentation on the objectives of 5G Blueprint that will study the 5G deploying cross-borders. Urmas Ruuto from Ericsson talked about 5G-Routes large-scale fields trials, focusing on 2 borders Finland-Estonia and Latvia-Estonia enabling 5G based Proactive and Multimodal Management of Passengers and Freight. The Head of Telecom & Signaling, Jean-Michel Evanghelou, from UIC has explained 5GRAIL project by presenting #GSM-R launched 20 years ago, a tremendous success with more than 130,000 km of tracks, but which needs to be replaced.  

5GMED project manager Raül González Prats explained how the program will demonstrate advanced cooperative connected and automated mobility and future railway mobile communications systems services along the “Figueres-Perpignan” cross-border corridor between Spain and France, by presenting the 4 objectives and impacts: 

  1. Specify and validate a scalable, cross-border and multi-stakeholder 5G and AI-enabled system architecture supporting CCAM and FRMCS services that can be replicated along European.
  2. Design and develop cross-operator service orchestration.
  3. Propose and establish novel practices on how MNOs, neutral hosts, OEMs and road operators can cooperate to deliver Remote Driving, Advanced Traffic Management and Infotainment use cases in cross-border scenarios.
  4. Identify and establish MNOs and railways operators’ cooperation priorities.

Presentation of the different projects can be accessed here 

The main objective is to deploy sustainable networks. Testbeds will be made in Paris, and Barcelona with the use of artificial intelligence. Access to the 5GMED presentation:

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