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. Three such brochures are available: 5G Infrastructure PPP - Trials and Pilots published in September 2019, December 2020 and August 2021. Each year, the top ten trials and pilots are selected by WG Panel Members based on pre-defined evaluation criteria. Brochure n. 4 is currently in the making and will be available soon.

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!


Public Safety

TeraFlow - Cybersecurity

Layer 3 cybersecurity experiments that allow reproducing previously recorded crypto-mining attacks.


TeraFlow - Inter-domain

Inter-domain deployment of transport network slices, looking at the deployment challenges of Cooperative, Connected and Automated Mobility (CCAM)

Smart Cities

TeraFlow - Autonomous Networks Beyond 5G

Controller to trigger the handlers to interact with the underlying technological domains in service requests.


DAEMON - Energy-aware VNF Orchestration

Energy-driven orchestration of Open RAN resources in virtualized platforms


DAEMON - Automated Anomaly Detection

Proactive anomaly detection for IoT services in a global roaming platform


DAEMON - Capacity Forecasting

Anticipatory capacity allocation with hybrid statistical-learning methods.


DAEMON - RAN Virtualization

Energy and cost-efficient virtualisation techniques to virtualize 5G Distributed Units in O-RAN O-Cloud.

Transport & Logistics

VITAL‐5G - Automation and Remote Operation of Freight logistics

Optimise warehouse operations through AGVs to eliminate time inefficiencies through 5G connectivity

Broadcasting & Media

AI@EDGE - Smart content & data curation for in-flight entertainment and connectivity (IFEC) services.

Development of an IFEC system featured on civilian aircraft to allow passengers to access personalised content packs from various content producers, with full content customisation.

Public Safety

AI@EDGE - Edge AI assisted drones in beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations.

Monitoring large areas of roads network using drones in beyond-visual-line-of-sight operations