What is the 5GPPP?

The 5G Public-Private Partnership (5GPPP) is one of or even the world’s biggest 5G
research program. It is a joint initiative between the European Commission (EC) and the European
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) industry and aims to deliver 5G solutions.
Within the 5GPPP, the 5G Infrastructure Association (5GIA) represents the private
side and the European Commission, the public side.
5GPPP work is grouped round the three well-known 5G services extreme mobile broadband (xMBB),
ultra-reliable machine-type communication (uMTC), and massive machine-type communication (mMTC).

Device density

  • High: ≥10 000 devices per km2
  • Medium: 1000–10 000 devices per km2
  • Low: <1000 devices per km2


  • No: static users
  • Low: pedestrians (0–3 kmh−1)
  • Medium: slow moving vehicles (3–50 kmh−1)
  • High: fast moving vehicles, e.g. cars and trains (>50 kmh−1)


  • Limited: no infrastructure available or only macro cell coverage
  • Medium density: Small number of small cells
  • Highly available infrastructure: Large number of small cells available

Traffic type:

  • Continuous
  • Bursty
  • Event driven
  • Periodic
  • All types

User data rate:

  • Very high data rate: ≥1Gbps
  • High: 100 Mbps–1Gbps
  • Medium: 50–100Mbps
  • Low: <50Mbps


  • High: >50 milliseconds
  • Medium: 10–50 milliseconds
  • Low: 1–10milliseconds


  • Low: <95%
  • Medium: 95–99%
  • High: >99%

Availability (as related to coverage):

  • Low: <95%
  • Medium: 95–99%
  • High: >99%

5G service type, comprising of:

  • xMBB, where the mobile broadband is the key service requirement of the use case.
  • uMTC, where the reliability is the key service requirement of the use case.
  • mMTC, where the massive connectivity is the key service requirement of the use case.

More Information can be found on https://5g-ppp.eu/