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5G-Blueprint paper presented at the EuCNC & 6G Summit

5G-Blueprint paper entitled “Enhanced Teleoperated Transport and Logistics: A 5G Cross-Border Use Case” has been presented at the 2021 EuCNC & 6G Summit. The paper, led by 5G-Bluprint’s Technical Coordinator, Dr. Johann Marquez-Barja demonstrates how 5G-Blueprint aims to exceed the limits of current 5G rollouts.

“The new generations, such as 5G, are not only about more capacity to download information but also about higher capacity to upload information from massively deployed devices,” said Dr. Marquez-Barja during his presentation, which covered transport and logistics current scenario, the project overview, its objectives, use cases, pilot areas, enabling functions, as well as challenges and lessons learned. “One of the big risks for the success of teleoperated vehicles, such as cars and vessels, is the lack of a clear legal and regulatory framework,” said Dr. Marquez-Barja concluding his presentation.

Dr. Marquez-Barja’s full presentation is available here.


The H2020 project 5G-Blueprint aims to exceed the limits of current 5G rollouts, which have been mainly focused on enhanced broadband by implementing, deploying, and evaluating

the  newest  5G  features  as  enablers  towards  an  ecosystem  for highly advanced Connected and Automated Mobility (CAM) use cases, with an emphasis on teleoperation of vehicles and vessels.

Cross-border challenges will be tackled in terms of 5G network design  and  implementation  on  the  field  to  reduce  outage  time when  performing  handovers  between  multi-operator  and  multi- domain networks across the Dutch-Belgian border, continuously fulfilling the service requirements by providing ultra-reliable and low latency communications. The main outcome of 5G-Blueprint will  result  in  a  blueprint  for  the  future  cooperation  between public, private, and semi-private parties (e.g., ports) enhanced by 5G technologies and the insights associated with business models, policies, and regulation of teleoperation and other CAM services.

The full paper is available here.


The 2021 Joint EuCNC & 6G Summit, sponsored by the IEEE Communications Society and the European Association for Signal Processing took place between Tue, Jun 8, 2021, and Fri, Jun 11, 2021. The event put together two successful conferences in the area of telecommunications – the 30th edition of EuCNC and the 3rd edition of 6G Summit. The conference focused on all aspects of connectivity ranging from 5G deployment and mobile IoT to 6G exploration and future communications systems and networks. It also encompassed related technological areas such as components and devices for telecommunications, experimentation, and testbeds, as well as applications and services. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event was held in a fully virtual format. Despite challenging circumstances, the conference hosted a large number of interesting workshops and special sessions and attracted over 2,300 participants.

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