Following the launch of the first projects funded by the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF), a workshop will take place in Brussels on 10 October to provide guidance to 5G corridor deployment efforts and stimulate project pipeline building.
The GUIDE project (a Coordinated Support Action under the first CEF Digital 5G Corridor Call), together with HADEA and DG CONNECT, are proposing this face-to-face workshop hosted by the European Commission to review the 2 Strategic Deployment Agendas published in 2020 in the fields of rail and road. The objective is to provide guidance to 5G corridor deployment efforts from the public and private sectors and stimulate EU-funded project pipeline building.
The deployment of 5G cross-border corridors along transport paths throughout Europe will contribute significantly to the green and digital transformation of the EU economy and society. In particular, 5G-enabled Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) is seen as a major enabler for improved transport safety, optimised traffic management, reduced CO₂ emissions, and industrial competitiveness of all transport and mobility related sectors. This includes all aspects of road, rail, waterways, and logistics as they can all use the advanced infrastructure to optimise their use cases and services.
This event will build on CEF Digital Call 1 projects and engage with stakeholders in strategic conversations aiming at defining priority deployment roadmaps, various cooperation models, while identifying and sharing best practices.
The workshop will therefore take a participatory approach, whereby stakeholders involved in Call 1 and possibly forthcoming Call 2 projects, as well as other potential participants in future waves of deployment and the supporting public authorities can exchange ideas, insights and help build a community around 5G-CAM in order to move forward with deployment of 5G Corridors. Specifically, the workshop will facilitate match-making discussions and encourage the involvement of relevant players in future calls.
The event will take place at the European Commission’s BREYDEL Building on Avenue d’Auderghem 45, 1000 Brussels.
On the following day (11 October) and at the same location, the 5GSC Support Platform, in collaboration with DG CNECT and the active participation of several stakeholders, will hold the 5G Smart Community Conference.