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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. 


Automotive across borders

5G-MOBIX - Vehicle Platooning across borders

Developing and testing 5G core technologies in multiple cross-border corridors and urban trial sites with a focus on vehicular traffic, network coverage and service demand. 

Automotive across borders

5GCroCo - Anticipated Cooperative Collision Avoidance

Improving vehicle reaction in dangerous and unpredictable road situations like emergency braking and sudden vehicle cut-ins. 


one5G: Serving industrial areas through 5G technologies

Boosting the capacity of mobile networks, improving their energy efficiency with 5G is the key enabling technology for time-critical, reliable process automation in factories of the future. 

Smart Cities

one5G: Serving megacities through 5G technologies

This 5G proof of concept is about enabling high-performance, cost-efficient wireless services in tomorrow's Megacities, by meeting very diverse requirements in dense urban environments by adjusting network configuration to actual needs.  


NRG-5: Realising decentralised, secure & trusted plug and play

NRG-5 is rolling out a plug & play vision for metering resources as part of its portfolio for 5G-enabled smart energy as a service. 5G supporting a decentralized and trusted functionalities for hardward constrained devices. 


NGPaaS: IoT4energy

End-to-end deployment of Energy-based IoT Applications with on-demand provisioning and allocation of resources. Real-time automation, smart grid, multiple-application management. Enabling collaboration between Utility Companies, Facility Managers, Property Managers.

Broadcasting & Media

5G-TRANSFORMER: Live Streaming

Taking the FAN ENGAGEMENT trend to 5G. Smarter venue services with high-quality content and contextualised information for fans along their journey. Giving fans a more interactive, immersive and participative experience like never before. 

Smart Cities - multiple verticals

5G-PHOS: Hot-spot area

Developing 5G network solutions to tackle significant challenges for dense, ultra-dense and hotspot areas. Connectivity for thousands of users in confined spaces, from football stadiums and concert halls to airports. 


SLICENET: Smart City SmaLI-5G

Intelligent Public Lighting system in a smart city to enable real-time and secure remote control of lighting poles. Advances for adjusting lighting intensity and efficiently managing energy consumption, with potential to reduce energy costs by up to 80%.


SLICENET: 5G Self-Healing Smart Grid

Timely, reliable and secure communications for the energy sector. Self-healing solutions for system operators with significantly reduced outage duration, number of customers affected customers and fewer switching manoeuvres required during network reconfiguration.