Verticals Cartography

This Verticals Cartography tracks the progress of Europe’s 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) in developing 5G technology enablers and applications across diverse market segments through a large set of use cases, spanning proofs of concept, prototypes, demonstrations, trials and pilots to give consumers and vertical end-users tangible examples of 5G usage. Launched in September 2018, the Cartography is designed as a sustainable resource across Europe and globally, with regular reports on updates and impacts of 5G use cases within the 5G PPP. These are available for June 2019, March 2020 and September 2020.

Annual showcase brochures of successful mature use cases stem from the competitions coordinated within the 5G-IA Trials Working Group. Four such brochures are available: 5G Infrastructure PPP - Trials and Pilots published in September 2019, December 2020August 2021 and November 2023. Each year, the top ten trials and pilots are selected by WG Panel Members based on pre-defined evaluation criteria.

How to use the 5G PPP verticals cartography:

To view the many examples available, click on industry vertical, country locations, type of use case experiment and functionalities defined by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU): Enhanced Mobile Broadband (eMBB), Massive Machine Type Communications (mMTC), and Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications (URLLC), as well as 5G technical Key Performance Indicators achieved within the 5G PPP. 

This cartography contains a vertical mapping of 5G R&D projects, encompassing trials, pilots and use cases carried out within the framework of the 5G PPP initiative. A new version of this vertical cartography will be promoted within the Vertical Engagement Tracker sponsored by the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) initiative. Stay tuned for future developments!



Smart5Grid - IP monitoring tool for supporting advanced grid automation

Advanced grid automation feature developed by E-Distribuzione that is able to localise and insulate the fault and re-power the rest of the grid in less than one second.


Smart5Grid - Remote Inspection of Automatically Delimited Working Areas at Distribution Level

Remote inspection of automatically delimited working areas at the distribution grid level through the deployment of a private 5G network.


EVOLVED-5G - Localisation of a Robot within an industrial environment

The use case overall focuses on leveraging the capabilities of a 5G network with an application that enables the robot to determine to which 5G cell it is connected.


EVOLVED-5G - Teleopearion of TIAGo Robot

The use case reflects the functionality of the final prototype of the Network App, which is a teleoperation task where a TIAGo robot needs to perform a pick-and-place task while being teleoperated remotely due to the risks of the environment or of the objects to be manipulated.


EVOLVED-5G - Security measures to handle identity and access management to ensure the robustness of the 5G ecosystem

The use case describes the utilisation of OpenID Connect (OIDC), an identity layer on top of OAuth2.0, which extends the security capabilities.


EVOLVED-5G - SIEM (Security information and event management) with 5G capabilities

FOGUS, with the development of its Network App, aims to bridge the communication gap between SIEM and 5G NPN devices.


EVOLVED-5G - Firewall - IP whitelisting

The use case describes the monitoring of the 5G core through the proper use of suitable APIs.


EVOLVED-5G - Anomaly detection in an industrial network

The use case describes a small-scale factory production line that was created and programmed to perform a sequence that simulates a factory operation which requires the coordination of multiple devices to perform a task.


EVOLVED-5G - Industrial grade 5G connectivity with assured QoS

The use case contributes to the efficiency of FoF operations through research and development on a Network App which provides industrial 5G connectivity for those IoT and M2M devices, assuring them required QoS with the help of integrated SLA/SLS monitoring capabilities as part of the Network App.


EVOLVED-5G - Computer vision software to detect Personal Protective Equipment

The use case employs computer vision software to detect whether or not Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) such as safety helmets and safety glasses are worn by employees and provides a near real-time warning signal directly to the control room safety officer when any element of PPE equipment is not detected.