European Commission Directorate-General for International Partnerships (EuropeAid HQ)

Integration of 5G with Edge Computing and Federated Cloud Facilities

Last update: Jan 12, 2024 Last update: Jan 12, 2024

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Location:EU 27EU 27
Contracting Authority Type: Development Institution
Status:Awarded
Budget: EUR 2,000,000
Award ceiling: N/A
Award floor: N/A
Sector:Information & Communication Technology, Telecommunications, Research
Languages:English
Eligible applicants:Unrestricted / Unspecified
Eligible nationalities:EU 27, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, ... See more EU 27, Anguilla, Aruba, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Caribbean Netherlands, Cayman Islands, Falkland Islands, French Polynesia, French Southern Territory, Greenland, Montserrat, New Caledonia, Pitcairn, Saint Helena, St. Pierre and Miquelon, Turks and Caicos, Wallis and Futuna
Date posted: Oct 12, 2022

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Call Updates

Nov 7, 2023 10:50:24 AM

The Commission has now completed the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the above-mentioned call.

The results of the evaluation per topic are as follows:

Topic: CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA

Number of proposals submitted: 1

Number of inadmissible proposals: 0

Number of ineligible proposals: 0

Number of above-threshold proposals: 1

Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 1,986,560

We recently informed the applicant about the evaluation results for their proposal.

It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by November 2023.

Please note that the number of proposals that can finally be funded will depend on the finally available budget and the formal selection by the Commission.


 

Oct 19, 2023 11:37:13 AM

The Commission has now completed the evaluation of the proposals submitted to the above-mentioned call.

The results of the evaluation per topic are as follows:

Topic: CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA

Number of proposals submitted: 1

Number of inadmissible proposals: 0

Number of ineligible proposals: 0

Number of above Threshold proposals: 1

Total budget requested for above-threshold proposals: EUR 1,986,560

We recently informed the applicant about the evaluation results for their proposal.

It is expected that the first grant agreements will be signed by November 2023.

Please note that the number of proposals that can finally be funded will depend on the finally available budget and the formal selection by the Commission.


 

Mar 23, 2023 9:37:55 PM

A total of 4 proposals were submitted in response to this call. The number of proposals for each topic is shown below:

CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA: 1


Jan 30, 2023 12:46:50 PM

The submission session is now available for: CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA(CEF-PJG)


Nov 3, 2022 11:02:33 AM

A matchmaking event on "Operational Digital Platforms for Energy and Mobility" will be organised by the European Commission on 10th November 2022 (from 09:30 to 11:30 CET), following the launch of the CEF Digital topic for ‘Preparation of works for Operational digital platforms'.


Oct 12, 2022 12:00:00 AM

The submission session is now available for: CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA(CEF-PJG)


Integration of 5G with edge computing and federated cloud facilities

TOPIC ID: CEF-DIG-2022-TA-5GINTEGRA

Programme: Connecting Europe Facility (CEF)
Call: Coordination and Support Actions (CEF-DIG-2022-TA)
Type of action: CEF-PJG CEF Project Grants
Type of MGA: CEF Action Grant Budget-Based [CEF-AG]
Deadline model: single-stage
Opening date: 12 October 2022
Deadline date: 23 February 2023 17:00:00 Brussels time

Topic description
 
Objective:

The main objective of this CSA is to accelerate the development of edge computing solutions as part of 5G corridors and 5G smart communities and thus ensure their integration in the European federated cloud and edge infrastructures funded under the CEF Digital and Digital Europe programmes.

The objective is to develop - in cooperation with different stakeholder communities and various ongoing projects in the relevant deployment programmes - concepts and facilities for:

  • the interconnection of newly deployed 5G corridor sections and 5G infrastructure for local communities with edge computing facilities and federated cloud infrastructures;
  • relevant operational service platforms that enable the provision of CAM and commercial 5G connectivity services; and
  • the support of services of general interest in local communities.

Furthermore, the objective is to accompany CEF-funded 5G deployment projects during their edge node deployment and service platform integration phase in order to adopt the common concepts developed.

Scope:

The CSA should gather and consolidate information on the various planned actions under European and national programmes as well as the main private sector initiatives in the field and raise awareness to the stakeholders involved in the various relevant ongoing or future projects.

Based on this information, it should – in close cooperation with stakeholders – deliver principles and network architecture concepts for connecting 5G infrastructures along transport corridors and 5G smart communities to the edge node and federated cloud infrastructure with the aims: (i) to meet service requirements for connected and automated mobility, in particular the stringent requirements for road safety and digital train operations; (ii) and to generate economic efficiencies, whereby the overall 5G-edge-cloud platform would serve the vertical needs of various communities and sectors, in particular mobility and socio-economic drivers.

Once the concepts are agreed, the CSA should accompany the ongoing CEF-funded 5G corridors and smart communities projects to deploy and integrate the solutions in the later phase of these deployment projects.

The CSA should also monitor and report on the planned, ongoing and completed deployment of edge nodes with these projects and facilitate reporting in the European 5G Observatory.

The following activities are in the scope of this CSA:

  1. Desk research and stakeholder outreach to gather and report on comprehensive information on ongoing relevant activities in the area of European federated cloud infrastructures.
  2. Identification and definition of use cases in the areas of connected and automated mobility and 5G smart communities covering several sectors whose provision will be enabled by integrated 5G-edge-cloud infrastructure.
  3. Gather requirements for business continuity across the border meeting CAM service requirements.
  4. Definition of functional and operational network architectures enabling the provision of the selected use cases and building on European federated cloud infrastructures and other relevant initiatives.
  5. Proof of concept, tests and pilots in cooperation with selected CEF-funded 5G deployment projects.
  6. Outreach, engagement and advisory services for 5G corridors (all ongoing CEF-funded projects) and smart communities (at least 10 CEF-funded projects) to integrate the developed solutions.
Expected Impact:

The CSA is expected to enable new synergies across the digital value chain, in particular the integration of 5G and Gigabit network deployment with cloud-to-edge solutions, and help creating new and innovative business models for the European telecom and IT sectors, as well as vertical sectors including automotive, rail, transport and logistics, as well as for local communities.

 
 
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