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.


Public Safety

5G-VINNI - 5G Cellular Backhauling via Satellite

PPDR use case for rapid response in emergency communications scenario based on an E2E 5G network


5G-VINNI - OpenQKD Quantum Cryptography for B2B and 5G networks

Secure communications (IPsec) in an edge-to-cloud scenario deployed on infrastructure are enabled by keys distributed using the MQN (Madrid Quantum Network) infrastructure.


Automotive across borders

Automotive across borders

5G-MOBIX - Remote Driving

Ultra-low latency for remote driving of automated shuttle

Automotive across borders

5G-MOBIX - Extended sensors

5G to update the HD map of the other vehicles to record the dynamic events

Automotive across borders

Transport & Logistics

5G-TOURS: Excursion on an AR/VR-enhanced bus

Fast, reliable wireless connectivity offered by 5G and the smooth streaming of online content

Transport & Logistics

5G-TOURS: Emergency airport evacuation

5G capabilities to assist current evacuation plans in large, crowded indoor public spaces

Transport & Logistics

5G-TOURS: Video-enhanced ground-based moving vehicles

Real-time notification for ground-based moving vehicles

Transport & Logistics

5G-TOURS: Smart airport parking management

5G-enabled parking sensor for real-time information on available and occupied parking spaces