The 5G Northern European Transport Corridor (5G NETC) project, which started on May 1, 2022 and is scheduled to end on April 30, 2025, aims to improve cross-border network service continuity for already established services while introducing 5G infrastructure in public environments to support new 5G services.
The 5G NETC project will provide and configure dedicated 5G coverage for transport and logistics services along highways and railway corridors in the Northern European part of the Scandinavian-Mediterranean Trans-European Transport Network (TEN-T) and the North Sea-Baltic Corridors.
Staffan Åkesson, CTO of Telia Sweden, says: “We are proud that the 5G Northern European Transport Corridor has been selected by the European Commission as one of 39 projects to follow the first calls for proposals of the Connecting Europe – Digital Facility. be promoted to drive the adoption of 5G and support the development of smarter and more sustainable transport systems.Together with Telia Finland and LMT, we will work on supporting the application and service development of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM) and the use case of the Future Railway Mobile Communication System (FRMCS) to enable solutions for a more user-oriented and integrative mobility system.”
5G NETC will also provide a basis for service continuity when a vehicle crosses a member state’s border by improving handover for data call sessions from one public land mobile network (PLMN) to another. This handover is expected to become increasingly important to support use cases such as dedicated 5G connectivity to meet the needs of connected ambulances, remote-controlled vehicles and trains. Enhanced handover will be introduced at selected border crossings.
Jari Collin, CTO of Telia Finland, says: “Together with Telia Sweden and LMT, we will enable the full use of the first versions of CCAM) services in public environments, thereby creating a more user-centric and inclusive mobility system, enhancing road safety while reducing it of traffic jams and environmental damage.”
Juris Binde, President and Chief Executive Officer of LMT, says: “We are pleased to work with Telia Sweden and Telia Finland to advance 5G service and application development as enablers for CCAM and FRMCS services and to bridge the gap between the two two levels. 5G has the potential to radically change the way data is transported and used, and we aim to enable a wide range of new industrial use cases that will have profound benefits for society.”
*Telia Company owns a 60.3% stake in LMT
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