5G for CAM: A Deployment Metastudy

This metastudy is based on the deployment studies carried out by 5G-CARMEN, 5GCroCo and 5G-MOBIX, the three EU-funded projects working on 5G-enabled connected, automated mobility (CAM) in cross-border scenarios, aiming at qualifying 5G as a core connectivity infrastructure to address vehicle-to-everything (V2X) for advanced CAM services.

The deployment studies from the three projects had the common goal of assessing the CAM connectivity demands and the corresponding 5G infrastructure investment delta in different European cross-border corridors. The objective was to provide an indication to policymakers, private and public investors, and relevant industries of the potential dimensions of additional infrastructure needed to provide sufficient and reliable 5G capacity and coverage based on the demands of connected, automated vehicles.

These studies have however been conducted independently of each other, and thus differ in the methodological approaches, input, sources, geographic and technological scopes. The overall objective of the metastudy is thus to compare the three underlying studies, integrate and align their results towards a consolidated perspective on 5G deployment and related investment estimates with respect to the CEF2 Digital deployment.

The metastudy examines determinants of the 5G infrastructure investment delta and related research questions in various European cross-border corridors for connected, automated mobility services. Key cost drivers are geographic location, the existing RAN infrastructure and planned 5G rollouts of the mobile operators along the corridors. This study has identified a lot of gaps, which may affect the deployment delta.

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