Cellnex will get EU funds for shared 5G community for IoT, V2X on Czech-Poland border


Shared 5G infrastructure is to be deployed for sensible automobile and site visitors communications, plus for rural connectivity, in cross-border areas between the Czech Republic and Poland. The challenge is funded by the European Union (EU) as a part of its Connecting Europe Facility for digital tasks (CEF Digital), working from 2021 to 2027. The award, value somewhat over €2 million, is being managed by tower firm Towerlink Poland, a part of Spanish agency Cellnex, and wholesale community operator CETIN AS (Česká Telekomunikační Infrastruktura), a part of Czech funding group PPF.

The precise challenge, known as BALTCOR5G, goals to deploy mobile vehicle-to-everything (C-V2X) infrastructure to attach Baltic-Adriatic highway hall sections between Poland and the Czech Republic to allow “seamless community protection and handover”, says the European Fee (EC) web site. It’s a part of a 3rd funding name for tasks  below the CEF Digital challenge, which closed on February 20. Twelve tasks, each works and research, have been launched at first of 2023 and are “ongoing”; a second spherical of six further tasks closed in March 2023.

Towerlink Poland and CETIN AS need to develop “novel enterprise fashions” with the BALTCOR5G infrastructure challenge, which is scheduled to take three years to finish (by way of 2026). They may deploy “a number of websites” h in Poland and the Czech Republic alongside 125 kilometres of the A1 highway in cross-border areas between the cities Częstochowa and Ostrava. The purpose is to assist IoT sensors, together with cameras, for site visitors and highway administration functions, and to ascertain a impartial host setup for “completely different stakeholders – like cell operators or highway directors”. 

As nicely, they’ll look to assist next-generation linked and automatic mobility (CAM) options for the automotive market, together with through new multi-access edge compute (MEC) infrastructure. A press release mentioned: “The challenge will allow testing 5G for mobility, together with digitizing the highway infrastructure with a community of sensors, similar to HD cameras that use 5G to ship video streams in real-time to AI parts for highway site visitors. This can permit the highway operator to watch the freeway site visitors intimately, in one-or-two kilometre segments, and handle the site visitors intelligently.”

It continued: “The challenge assumes two classes of infrastructure. The primary issues a shared 5G infrastructure and consists of passive, energetic, and transmission layers. Due to the deployment of passive infrastructure, cell operators can host 5G macro tools to supply protection. Transmission infrastructure will guarantee knowledge transfers to newly deployed websites, and their connection to the core networks of operators. The second class of infrastructure CAM options. IThis a part of the challenge will start with deployment of MEC layer on the websites close to the highway, to course of regionally the information collected from the shoppers, ass decreasing latency occasions.”

Santiago Argelich Hesse, chief government at Cellnex Poland, mentioned: “We’re proud to assist the European roadmap to supply steady and high quality connectivity of cross-border roads, selling improved mobility, highway security, and financial growth…. Working with our Czech associate on a cross-border hall connectivity is a singular instance of cooperation between a tower firm and a wholesale operator, exceeding the pursuits of 1 specific nation. This challenge might be vital in securing seamless communication on a vital transport route for European companies.”

Juraj Šedivý, chief government at Cetin Group, mentioned: “We’re excited to be a part of the BALTCOR5G initiative, working alongside Towerlink Poland to deploy shared 5G infrastructure in [the] cross-border [area] between the Czech Republic and Poland. This collaboration underscores our dedication to increase and enhance 5G protection in all underserved areas. With the assist of European Union’s CEF funding, we goal to pave the best way for progressive digital infrastructure options like linked automated mobility.”


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