Sustainable 5G deployment model for Future mobility in the Mediterranean Cross-Border Corridor


5GMed will demonstrate advanced Cooperative Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) and Future Railway Mobile Communications System services (FRMCS) along the “Figueres – Perpignan” cross-border corridor between Spain and France. The value proposition for this project is to deploy a single infrastructure to be used by multi-stakeholder.

Enabled by a multi-stakeholder compute and network infrastructure deployed by MNOs, neutral hosts, and road and rail operators, based on 5G and offering support for AI functions.

The consortium coordinated by Cellnex Telecom includes 21 partners from 7 countries:

  • Telecom Sector
  • Transport and Mobility Sector
  • Solution providers
  • Consulting services providers
  • Research institutions
  • Outreach boosting organization


  • Cross-operator service orchestration
  • Innovations in multi-connectivity supporting high-speed vehicles and trains
  • Self-sustainable 5G access network infrastructure that can be deployed when power and backhauling resources are scarce
  • Enhancements to speed up roaming transitions across MNOs and neutral hosts
  • Novel high-speed access network architectures for railways
  • The ability to support AI-enabled functions executing at the edge of the network

Estimated impact

4 different Use Cases will be implemented during the project:

  • Use Case 1: Remote Driving, aiming to maximize safety for all road users
  • Use Case 2: Road infrastructure digitalization for intelligent management of the connected and automated vehicle’s mobility
  • Use Case 3: Future Railway Mobile Communications
  • Use Case 4: Follow-ME Infotainment

The objectives for this technology are: to specify and validate a scalable, cross-border and multi stake-holder 5G and AI-enabled system architecture supporting CCAM and FRMCS services that can be replicated along Europe, design and develop cross-operator service orchestration that enables MNOs, neutral hosts and road/railways Infrastructures Operators to deliver service continuity to end-users, 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.