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In 2035, when 5G’s full economic benefit should be realised across the globe, a broad range of industries – from transportation to entertainment and education, and everything in between – could produce up to 10.7 trillion euros worth of goods and services enabled by 5G mobile technology. Meanwhile, Europe’s 5G Public Private Partnership (5G PPP) is developing new applications across a diverse set of verticals spanning proofs of concept, prototypes, demonstrations, trials, and pilots in order to validate the functionalities defined for 5G by the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) – Enhanced Mobile Broadband, Massive Machine Type Communications, and Ultra Reliable Low Latency Communications – so consumers and sector end users can really know what 5G is all about.

How to use the 5G PPP verticals cartography:

The experiments are taking place in Europe between 2018 and 2020. You can view the experiments by sector, country, and ITU functionality by clicking on the boxes on the right. New country locations and tests will be added in the future. Meanwhile, enjoy our 5G PPP showcase.

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ONE5G: Serving Megacities and Industrial Areas through 5G

This ONE5G proof of concept focuses on the Factory of the Future:

  • Time critical, reliable process optimisation.
  • Non-time-critical communication including sensing and factory logistics.

In terms of 5G functionalities, ONE5G investigates:

  • Dynamic multi-link/multi-node connectivity, advanced link management based on CRAN, E2E network performance optimisations.

Locations: Aalborg (Denmark); Athens (Greece)

Media & Entertainment

ONE5G: Smart-Megacity Proof-of-Concept

The ONE5G proof of concept on media, entertainment and eOffice focuses on:

  • Outdoor hotspot with Immersive/Virtual Reality, collaborative gaming, Ultra-High Fidelity Media capabilities.
  • Live Event Experience – massive number of users with video sharing for Smart Cities, Smart Utilities and Energy: Traffic/pollution management, surveillance, stream management and city automation.

In terms of 5G functionalities, ONE5G investigates: 

Smart Cities

NGPaaS: IoT4energy

IoT infrastructure can fully control end-to-end deployment of Energy-based IoT Applications by provisioning and allocating resources on-demand according to initial service level agreements (SLAs) or evolving SLAs.

Main VNFs and Applications of Interest are Real-time automation, Smartgrid, SLA monitoring, Multiple-application management. 

The main stakeholders are Utility Companies, Facility Managers, Property Managers.

Media & Entertainment


5G-PHOS: Hot-spot area

5G-PHOS demonstrates a 100 Gb/s WDM-enabled 5G network targeting Hot-Spot areas that contain thousands of users in very confined areas, such as football stadiums, airports, concert halls etc. 5G-PHOS’ hotspot infrastructure will offer multi-Gbps mm-wave access through massive MIMO antennas surrounding the hotspot area.


SLICENET: Smart City SmaLI-5G

Intelligent Public Lighting system in a smart city will enable remote control in real time and in a secure way every single lighting pole from the target network, in order to adjust the lighting intensity and efficiently manage energy consumption (reduction in energy costs by up to 80%).


SLICENET: 5G Self-Healing Smart Grid

The automation in distribution with self-healing solutions is a critical challenge to consider in the transformational evolution towards Smart/Smarter Grid.

Self-healing will enable system operators to benefit from a significant reduction in outage duration, the number of affected customers as well as in the number of switching manoeuvres required during network reconfiguration procedure involved in Fault Detection Isolation and service Restoration (FDIR).

Timely, reliable and secure communications are crucial in this SLICENET vertical application. 


SLICENET: 5G Smart Health / Connected Ambulance

The Connected Ambulance will act as a connection hub for emergency medical equipment and wearables, enabling real-time streaming to the awaiting emergency department team at the destination hospital.

This prototype advances the emergency ambulance services by developing new collaborative models with healthcare stakeholders to help create improved experiences and outcomes for patients in their care.

Smart Cities

5G-PICTURE: City testbed

This 5G-PICTURE demonstration focuses on converged FH and BH services in a smart city environment. 5G-PICTURE leverages an integrated 5G city testbed in the city of Bristol (BIO), which will provide a heterogeneous data plane integrating together the programmable technologies of 5G-PICTURE over which a variety of network functions will be orchestrated to support jointly FH and BH services.

In terms of 5G functionalities, 5G-PICTURE investigates: