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 total of 353 use cases have been collected, engaging 66 5G PPP projects targeting different vertical sectors. For a graphical representation on the geographical distribution of the different use cases check the map at this link. Also, for any questions about the Verticals Cartography contact and/or

A new version of this vertical cartography will be promoted within the Vertical Engagement Tracker, which is sponsored by the Smart Networks and Services Joint Undertaking (SNS JU) initiative. Stay tuned for future developments! 

Finally, also make sure to check the replicability catalogue, a digital collection of 63 replicable use cases from 15 5GPP projects. This large number of use cases covering most of the verticals will be a very useful catalogue of solutions that could be used by Digital Innovation Hubs (DIHs) and contribute to the acceleration of the transfer to the market. Browse the replicability catalogue at this link and contact for further information.


Transport & Logistics

5G-PICTURE: Railway Test-bed

A converged fronthaul and backhaul infrastructure integrating advanced wireless and novel optical network solutions for Railways


5GCAR: Vulnerable Road User Protection

Vehicle to everything (V2X)-supported automated driving will dramatically improve safety and driving comfort. By sharing data with surrounding vehicles an infrastructure, V2X systems can raise driver awareness about upcoming potential dangers and dramatically improve collision avoidance.


5GCAR: Cooperative Perception for Maneuvers of Connected Vehicles

5GCAR has demonstrated and validated concepts of building a vehicle-to-everything (V2X) network that uses 5G in novel ways. 5GCAR has focused on developing novel components for radio interface and network architecture designs to meet the unprecedented stringent V2X requirements for the automotive industry.


5GCAR: Lane Merge Coordination

5GCAR has advanced network architecture concepts and V2X services and applications. Enhancements include network ochestration and management, network security, multi-connectivity co-operation and edge computing. 


NRG-5: Aerial Predictive Maintenance for utility infrastructures

Targeting the emerging neighbourhood market of energy and energy services. Maximizing microgrid self-consumption and reducing energy exchange at the higher-level grid.