5GMED Architecture for Automotive and Railway Communication Services in Cross-Border Scenarios

Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) and Future Railway Mobile Communications System (FRMCS) use cases present strict requirements in terms of service end-to-end latencies, data-rates, reliability and service availability, posing challenges in the design of 5G network architectures for cross-border scenarios, where current roaming mechanisms introduce large latencies and service disruption times.

The 5GMED project proposes a novel 5G network architecture for the Mediterranean corridor cross-border between Spain and France, where the challenges imposed by CCAM and FRMCS in cross- border scenarios are addressed. In this paper, we describe cross-border challenges and present the 5GMED network architecture that will be deployed and evaluated in large-scale trials.


  • Jad Nasreddine, I2CAT.
  • Estela Carmona-Cejudo, I2CAT.
  • Ricard Vilalta, CTTC.
  • Raúl Parada, CTTC.
  • Philippe Veyssiere, IRT Saint Exupéry.
  • Angelos Antonopoulos, Nearby Computing S.L.
  • José López Luque, Cellnex.
  • Judit Bastida, Cellnex.
  • Raül González, Cellnex.
  • George N. Triantafyllou, ATC.
  • Francisco Vázquez-Gallego, I2CAT.


You can also read this scientific paper in Zenodo.