Cellnex will build 5G infrastructure in transport corridors between Portugal, Spain and France.
The projects, which are part of the European Commission’s Connecting Europe Facility (CEF-2) Digital programme, will cover two road corridors linking Spain with France (Barcelona – Montpellier/Toulouse and Bilbao – Bordeaux) and two corridors linking Spain with Portugal (Salamanca – Porto – Vigo and Mérida – Évora).
The projects will represent an overall investment of €24 million, 50% of which will be financed by the European Commission.
“We are proud to be able to provide support, in our respective countries, to the European roadmap to provide continuous and quality connectivity of cross-border road networks, thus promoting improved mobility, road safety and economic development”, says Cellnex.
The 5G corridors initiative is part of the EU Digital Decade Strategy. CEF Digital hopes to establish a pan-European transport network of 5G corridors by 2027. This infrastructure is seen as an enabler for deploying connected and automated mobility.