Stakeholder Workshop on 5G corridor deployment in the perspective of CEF2-Digital and the Recovery and Resilience Plan

On 20 October 2021, the 5G IA Working Group on 5G for Connected and Automated Mobility (5G CAM WG), supported by ERTICO and DG CONNECT, is organising a workshop focusing on the deployment of 5G networks along major transport paths to enable advanced Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) services. Europe has set ambitious objectives for 5G deployment in the 5G Action Plan in 2016, and specifically for pan-European 5G Corridors for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) in the 3rd Mobility Package of 2018. More recently, in the context of the Digital Decade Communication, more ambitious targets were set for full 5G deployment by 2030.

CEF2 Digital is planned to provide financial support of around €1 billion for 5G Corridor deployment over the EU budget period 2021-2027. This will be reinforced by national projects under the Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

The main objectives of this workshop are:
Allowing all interested stakeholders to contribute to the concepts for 5G Corridor deployment projects under CEF2-Digital and RRF, as well as to discuss underlying cooperation models;
Creating visibility and interest for participation in the first CEF2-Digital deployment waves in 2021-2023 calls.

The targeted audience comprises interested parties from telecom operators and vendors, automotive and rail manufacturers and suppliers, transport infrastructure operators, together with their relevant industry associations, to transport authorities, regional and local authorities, as well as actors involved in road safety and security and private and public funding sources.

This workshop is the follow-up of the stakeholder workshops on 5G Strategic Deployment Agenda (SDA) for Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) in February and October 2019.

Click here to see a detailed agenda for the day.

Click here to watch the recording of the event.


Welcome and introduction:

- Peter Stuckmann - DG CONNECT

- Zejlko Jeftic - ERTICO

Panel 1: Features and requirements for public funding of 5G Cross-border corridors for CAM (road, rail, waterways)
Moderator: , DG CONNECT
- Introductory presentation: Example use cases from Horizon 2020 projects (Jesus Alonso-Zarate, i2CAT)
- Examples for planned 5G Corridors in Member States under CEF and RRF incl. 5G-CARMEN (Giorgio Tosi Beleffi, Ministry of Economic Development, Italy)
- Key elements for 5G Corridors along railways - Gigabit train, FRMCS, ERTMS (Karsten Kemeter, DB)
- Service continuity across the border (Fofy Setaki, Cosmote, 5G-Mobix)
- Requirements and use cases from a user perspective (Joost Vantomme, ACEA)
Panel 2: 5G corridor deployment: cooperation models and regulatory incentives
Moderator: Edwin Fischer, 5G-PPP CAM WG (deployment work stream)

- Introductory presentation: Options for cooperation models concerning 5G Corridors for CAM (Maxime Flament, 5GAA),
Views from road operators

- Options for cooperation with road operators (Steve Phillips, CEDR)
- Example for role of road operators (Wim Vandenberghe, Ministry of Infrastructure, The Netherlands, 5G Blueprint)
Views from technology and service providers

- Integration with edge computing and federated cloud (Dirk Hetzer, T-Systems, 5G-CroCo)
- Technology solutions and options for service interplay (Jochen Hoidis/Juliana Koza, Qualcomm)
- Opportunities for CAM service providers (Javier Albares, HERE technologies)
Views from actors in Member States

- Public funding of 5G corridor projects in Spain (Raul Gonzalez, Cellnex, 5G-MED)
- Cross-border cooperation among Member States – Via Baltica (Darius Stravinskas, Ministry of Transport and Communications, Lithuania)