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Between 2021 and 2025, €145 billion will be invested in Europe on 5G rollouts (Source: Mobile Economy Europe, GSMA 2021). According to The Impact of 5G on the European Economy (Accenture 2021), 5G will drive €2 trillion of additional sales in Europe (EU27, plus UK), adding €1 trillion to European GDP, bringing or transforming up to 20 million jobs. This will trigger a multiplier effect, for example, for every €1 invested in 5G by the ICT industry, €1 of value will be created in the economy. Industry verticals are contributing significantly in terms of socio-economic benefits. For eample, from 2025, automotive, healthcare, transport and the utilities are forecast to generate €62.5 billion/year of direct economic benefits. 

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. 

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 brochure, Trials and Pilots for Connected and Automted Mobility, illustrates use cases, e.g. tele-operated driving, key 5G KPIs, e.g. reliability, 5G deployments and technical features. It is one of the outcomes of the 5G PPP Automotive WG. 


Broadcasting & Media

METRO-HAUL: Crowdsourced video broadcast

Crowdsourced live streaming platforms using SDN and NFV technologies for faster, more flexible and more agile network service deployment. 

Public Safety

5G-XCast: Public warning system (PWS)

Demonstrating use of multimedia in public warning alerts, by leveraging rapid advances in cellular devices to provide more informative warning messages, including images, maps and videos.


MATILDA: Industry 4.0 Smart Factory

Collaborative manufacturing production, including tracking, process/product co-designing, task planning. Interconnecting the supply chain from OEMs and suppliers to logistics service providers.


MATILDA: Remote Control and Monitoring of Automobile Electrical Systems Use Case

Meeting the need to remotely send and receive all data and signals to and from an automobile’s Electronic Control Units (ECUs). 

Broadcasting & Media

MATILDA: High Resolution Media on Demand

Enabling telecom service provide to offer high resolution media on-demand service. Connecting 5G to smartphones, PCs, TVs for flash events like highlights from football matches with rapid updates on demand. 

Optimized bandwidth use and power consumption. 

Public Safety

MATILDA: 5G for Public Protection and Disaster Relief

5G emergency communications infrastructure and services using end-to-end software defined networking and network function virtualization. Emergency response for real-time monitoring and protection of critical infrastructure. 

Smart Cities - indoor spaces

IoRL: Indoor 5G Visible Light Communication and mmWave System

Driving innovations for 5G systems in a Building Research Establishment, Integer House, measuring the coverage, latency, location accuracy and EM exposure performance of VLC and mmWave.

Smart Cities - multiple verticals

BlueSpace: Broadband Access in crowded areas

New technology solutions key to providing high data rate services to large numbers of mobile users in concentrated spaces, such as in football stadiums, concerted and crowded public spaces, such as open squares and large metro stations. 

Broadcasting & Media

5G-XCast: Distribution of media content at scale in future 5G networks

A multimedia service that combines live (linear) and on-demand (non-linear) audiovisual content. Enriching user experience with personalized content, including social media and interactivity at different venues and across geographical areas. 

Broadcasting & Media

5G-XCast: Object oriented broadcasting

Delivering object-based broadcasting, spanning audio, video, captions, based on device capabilities, the environment and user preferences.