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.



5G-TOURS: Optimal ambulance routing

City sources exploitation for real-time vehicle navigation


5G-TOURS: Wireless operating room

Cardiac intervention procedure based on live, simultaneous X-Ray and ultrasound imaging


5G-TOURS: Teleguidance for diagnostics and intervention support

5G-enabled emergency care, enhancing communication between caregivers, medical regulator (dispatch) and remote experts


5G-TOURS: Remote health monitoring and emergency situation notification

Remote health monitoring of people compatible with home care

Broadcasting & Media

5G-TOURS: Remote and distributed video production

5G network performances in remote and distributed television production, mixing local and remote audio and video contributions from different sources

Broadcasting & Media

5G-TOURS: High quality video services distribution

Advanced broadcast and multicast technologies for the distribution of high-quality video content in tourist environments


5G-TOURS: Robot-assisted museum guide and monitoring

5G technology in the implementation of autonomous robot behaviours in guided tours

Smart Cities

5G-TOURS: Telepresence

Telepresence robots in the tourism sector

Smart Cities

5G-TOURS: Augmented tourism experience

Augmented tourism experience for enhanced museum visits

Transport & Logistics

5G ROUTES: Live video streaming between ferries and between ferry and harbour at cross-border

The use case focuses on the provision of live streaming services between the captain and the ferry’s staff so that a smooth trip can occur throughout the trip, including cross-border areas. UC 5.2 offers the ability to cover cross-border issues, including seamless communication of high-bandwidth video streaming during the multi-hop communication and seamless support to the captain throughout the trip.