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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. 


Smart Cities

LOCUS - People Mobility

Crowd mobility analytics using wireless and auxiliary sensors

Transport & Logistics

LOCUS - Self-driving Objects

Logistics in a seaport terminal using AGVs

Smart Cities - multiple verticals

LOCUS - Smart Network Management

Network Management based on Location Information

Automotive across borders

INSPIRE 5G-PLUS - GPDR aware counterparts for cross-border movement

Ensuring that the data uploaded by roaming users complies with local laws across Europe

Smart Cities - multiple verticals

INSPIRE 5G-PLUS - Trusted Smart Infrastructure

Making smart cities a real use case scenario

Transport & Logistics

ARIADNE - Ad-hoc connectivity in moving network topology

Enabling ad-hoc connectivity with drones, V2V and V2X communication

Smart Cities - indoor spaces

ARIADNE - RIS based NLOS connectivity

This use case is considering application of Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces to enable communications responding to specific requirements of currently demanded applications and services.

Smart Cities

ARIADNE - Outdoor backhaul/fronthaul networks of fixed topology

Two scenarios, one without RIS (Reconfigurable Intelligent Surfaces) and the other enabling NLOS (Non Line of Sight) communication via RIS

Smart Cities - multiple verticals

5G Zorro - Dynamic Spectrum Allocation

This use case focuses on designing a DLT-based Spectrum Market for real-time spectrum allocation among diverse business agents. It aims to demonstrate benefits of dynamic spectrum management and allocation to facilitate public Wi-Fi or operators’ LTE/5GNR services.


5G ZORRO - Smart Contracts for Ubiquitous Computing/Connectivity

Obtaining 5G network and computing resources from multiple providers