CELLNEX, IN ITS MOBILITY LAB IN CASTELLOLÍ AND WITH ITS ROLE AS COORDINATOR OF THE H2020 5GMED, PROJECT, IS WORKING ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF MULTI-TECHNOLOGY INFRASTRUCTURES, WITH DISTRIBUTED COMPUTING CAPACITY.
The future of rail’s competitiveness is digital, but it faces significant challenges. To help the sector attract passenger and freight traffic, while meeting pressing environmental impact targets, we must accelerate the deployment of communications infrastructure.
Cellnex, Europe’s leading operator of wireless telecommunications infrastructures, believes it is necessary to design communication networks and solutions capable of achieving maximum synergies between rail, mobile operators and roads, as well as serving the new connected and collaborative mobility (improving operations and competitiveness).
Cellnex, in its Mobility Lab in Castellolí and with its role as coordinator of the H2020 5GMED project, is working on the development of multi-technology infrastructures, with distributed computing capacity, aimed at improving the user experience, in-cabin operations and the capacity for distributed analysis of operations. Infrastructures, more sustainable in terms of energy, capable of providing continuous connectivity (Ground to train), that guarantee the future needs of passengers, safety and operational efficiency. This is a first step reinforced by cross-border deployments on the France-Spain-Portugal corridors (Atlantic and Mediterranean corridor). A first step to accelerate rail digitalisation and its evolution to FRMCS, where Cellnex can play a key role as it is present in 12 European countries, allowing it to take on cross-border deployment projects in the main TEN-T corridors.