5G Corridor Projects Map: CEF Digital Call 1, 2022

Road and rail network based on the list of 5G corridors and cross-border backbone connections identified in Part V of the Annex of CEF Regulation (EU) 2021/1153.

 


 

5G Corridor Projects: CEF Digital Call 1 2022

Road and rail network based on the list of 5G corridors and cross-border backbone connections identified in Part V of the Annex of CEF Regulation (EU) 2021/1153.

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5G Corridor Projects: CEF Digital Call 1 2022
5G SEAGUL MEDCOR5G 5G Delux 5G NETC 5G Brno – Bratislava 5G MELUSINA 5G on Track 5GCarolina 5G Gail 5G Estuary Latest 5GS EUMOB

5G SEAGUL

  • Corridor: Sofia (Bulgaria) - Kulata/Promahonas - Velestino (Greece)
  • TEN-T corridor: Orient/East-Mediterranean
  • Length: 473 km
  • Spectrum bands: 700MHz and 3.5Ghz
  • Total EU Grant: €5,748,000.00
  • Project running: 36 months (January 2023 - December 2025)

This project, led by WINGS ICT Solutions, Cosmote and A1 Bulgaria EAD, will target the deployment and upgrade of 5G RAN for transportation uses with a focus on connectivity across the border between Bulgaria and Greece to support Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) services. The project aims to achieve an optimum network interconnection and roaming/handover configuration while measuring the smooth handover experienced by connected vehicles and validating via real-life cross-border trials.

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MEDCOR5G

  • Corridor: Barcelona – Figueres (Spain)/ Perpignan - Montpellier – Toulouse (France)
  • TEN-T corridor: Mediterranean
  • Length: 328 km stretch of roadway in France and 220 km in Spain
  • Spectrum bands: 700MHz and 3.5Ghz
  • Total EU Grant: €5,204,747.96
  • Project running: 36 months (January 2023 - December 2025)

Led by Tradia Telecom in collaboration with Cellnex France, this project aims to establish uninterrupted 5G coverage along the cross-border sections of the Mediterranean corridor, focusing on areas where market investment in passive/active infrastructure is lacking. The goal is to ensure continuous coverage, maintaining a high-quality service to support Connected Automated Mobility (CAM) services. The project involves the construction of new radio sites in regions with limited or no 5G coverage, benefiting various stakeholders, including Mobile Network Operators (MNOs), road/rail infrastructure operators, and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).

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5G Delux

  • Corridor: Frisange (Luxembourg) - Aspelt/Altwies - Saarbrucken (Germany)
  • Length: 98 km
  • Spectrum bands: 700 MHz, 900 MHz and 3.6 GHz
  • Total EU Grant: €6,338,325.50
  • Project running: 36 months (January 2023 – December 2025)

5G DeLux is a joint effort between Telekom Deutschland, Post Luxembourg and BMW Group that aims to enable high-performing network coverage and a seamless handover of connected devices when crossing the German-Luxembourgish border. This seamless handover solution should be a blueprint solution for intra-EU borders.

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5G NETC

  • Corridor: Sweden - Finland - Latvia
  • TEN-T corridors: Scandinavian-Mediterranean & North Sea-Baltic
  • Length: > 2000 km
  • Spectrum bands: 3GPP TS 38.101-1 V16.12.1 (2022-06): n28 703 MHz – 748 MHz/758 MHz – 803 MHz (FDD); n78 - 3300 MHz – 3800 MHz (TDD)
  • Total EU Grant: €15,535,000.00
  • Project running: 36 months (May 2022 – April 2025)

5G NETC aims to improve cross-border network service continuity for established services and adopt 5G infrastructure in public environments to support new 5G services and applications. The project is a joint effort from Telia Sweden, Telia Finland and Latvia Mobilais Telefons. The goal is to enable applications and services for road CAM and Future Railway Mobile Communication Systems (FRMCS) use case solutions and their introduction.

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5G Brno – Bratislava

  • Corridor: Brno (Czech Republic) - Lanžhot / Kúty – Bratislava (Slovak Republic)
  • Length: 141 km
  • Spectrum bands: 5G (700MHz, 3.4-3.8MHz, ITS 5.9GHz, 26GHz), FRMCS (900MHz, 1900MHz)
  • Total EU Grant: €300,000
  • Project ended: 11 months (January 2023 – November 2023)

5G Brno – Bratislava is a study carried out by the Czech Republic (Správa železnic) together with the Slovak Republic (Železnice Slovenskej republiky) to address the implementation of 5G and FRMCS communication systems between Brno and Bratislava. The study aims to prepare for connected and automated mobility services taking into account the existing communication environment and requirements for the transport path.

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5G MELUSINA

  • Corridor: France: Metz (France) - Luxembourg City (Luxembourg)
  • TEN-T corridor: North Sea-Mediterranean (from Brussels to Strasbourg)
  • Length: 67 km total, 50 of which in France and 17 in Luxembourg
  • Spectrum bands: 700 MHz and 3,5 GHz
  • Total EU Grant: €255,377
  • Project ended: 6 months (January 2023 – June 2023)

This inception study, carried out by railway infrastructure managers SNCF Reseau and CFL in a consortium of six partners involving four public Mobile Network Operators (MNOs) from Luxembourg, prepared the deployment of 5G infrastructure for rail use cases. These cover digital railway operation and passenger connectivity enhancement by densifying telecommunications infrastructure and pushing for a complete 5G coverage. To achieve this with optimal resources, cooperation and synergy are key between railway and public mobile network operators.

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5G on Track

  • Corridor: Mulhouse (France) - Strasbourg/Kehl - Karlsruhe (Germany)
  • Length: 201 km
  • Spectrum bands: 3.5 GHz (band n78)
  • Total EU Grant: €517,150
  • Project ended: 6 months (January 2023 - June 2023)
Within the EU-funded and cross-border CEF II study "5G on Track Karlsruhe – Mulhouse," conducted from January to June 2023, possible future architectures for 5G connectivity along the rail tracks were developed. This collaboration encompassed Deutsche Bahn as coordinator together with Telekom Deutschland, Vodafone, Telefónica Germany, 1&1 Mobilfunk, Vantage Towers, ATC Germany Holdings, DFMG Deutsche Funkturm, and SNCF Réseau. It used the example of the Karlsruhe (Germany) - Kehl (Germany) - Mulhouse (France) cross-border route.

5GCarolina

  • Corridor: Nova Hospoda (Czech Republic) - Rozvadov/Waidhaus - Wernberg-Köblitz (Germany)
  • TEN-T corridor: Rhine-Danube
  • Length: 70 km
  • Spectrum bands: Low - (700 MHz), Mid - (1800/2100 MHz) and C-Band (3,6 GHz) and mmWaves (26-28 GHz)
  • Total EU Grant: €238,000
  • Project ended: 6 months (January 2023 - June 2023 )

5G Carolina is a joint effort from T-Mobile CZ, together with CETIN and Vantage Towers AG as part of a consortium of 13 partners, that aims explicitly at preparing the 5G systems deployment needed along the 5G Corridor Munich-Prague to enable CCAM throughout the network across all Mobile Network Operators and Vehicle Manufacturers.

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5G Gail

  • Corridor: Italy: Udine – Tarvisio/Arnoldstein – Villach: Austria
  • TEN-T corridor: Baltic-Adriatic Corridor
  • Length: 130 km
  • Spectrum bands: 700MHz frequency band licensed for 5G
  • Total EU Grant: €139,750
  • Project ended: 7 months (January 2023 – July 2023)

5G GAIL is a modular study carried out by Cellnex Italia together with OnTower Austria, Autostrade per l’Italia, and the regional Public Authority on the Italian side (Regione Friuli-Venezia Giulia - RFVG) to assess the effort needed to deploy the transport corridor between Italy and Austria across the Tarvis border, with a neutral and agnostic, passive and active, infrastructure dedicated to the development of digital services, and in particular, the deployment of safe, secure, and sustainable high-performance infrastructure, including Gigabit and 5G networks.

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5G Estuary

  • Corridor: Netherlands - Belgium, from the North Sea, along the west section of the river Scheldt and associated inland waterways.
  • Length: 259.5 km
  • Spectrum bands: 700MHz and 3.6 GHz (5GE is a study, there was no deployment) Standards: 5G
  • Total EU Grant: €300,000
  • Project ended: 9 months (October 2022 - June 2023)

5G Estuary is a study conducted by KPN Netherlands and Orange Belgium to define a cross-border 5G digital corridor for mobility applications and low-altitude aviation that will make essential nodes in the global supply chain more efficient, safer and sustainable.

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Latest 5GS

  • Corridor: Tallinn - Ikla; Tallinn – Tartu - Valga (Estonia) / Ainaži - Grenctāle; Valga - Valka (Latvia)
  • TEN-T corridor: North Sea-Baltic
  • Length: 695 km
  • Spectrum bands: 700 MHz, 3.5 GHz
  • Total EU Grant: €249,302
  • Project ended: 6 months (January 2023 – June 2023)

The Latest 5GS study, carried out by Tallinn University of Technology (Tallinna Tehnikaülikool - TalTech) together with the Estonian Broadband Association (Eesti Lairiba Arenduse Sihtasutus - ELA SA), Valsts Akciju Sabiedriba Elektroniskie Sakari (VASES), Telia Estonia, and Elisa Estonia, focuses on providing technical solutions and financial model(s) to deploy 5G infrastructure along the Via Baltica and Rail Baltica corridors capable of providing cross-border 5G services in the Baltic States.

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EUMOB

  • Corridor: FR-ES sections of the cross-border Atlantic and Mediterranean corridors
  • Length: 9440 km, 5627 km of which in Spain and 3813 km in France
  • Spectrum bands: wide spectrum (check Fiche project for more)
  • Total EU Grant: €146,800
  • Project ended: 6 months (January 2023 - June 2023)

EUMOB is a cross-border feasibility study between Spain and France. The project is a joint effort between Abertis Autopistas Espana, Cellnex France, SANEF, and Tradia Telecom that focuses on the digitalisation of European road infrastructure to support the harmonised deployment of C-ITS services and the subsequent development of service-driven business ecosystems in transport and mobility.

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