GSMA Drone Interest Group (DIG)

The GSMA Drone Interest Group (DIG) consists of mobile operators and GSMA associate members from around the world, working with UAS and UTM suppliers and other ecosystem players to encourage the use of cellular communications for drones. The aim of the DIG is to explore opportunities for mobile connectivity to be deployed in commercial drones, share industry knowledge and position mobile operators as key enablers for the autonomous BVLOS growth.

Airbus

Bulgarian Telecommunications Company EAD

Cellnex

China Mobile

China Unicom

Deutsche Telekom

EchoStar Mobile Ltd

EIsight Ltd

Etisalat

Ethio

Freedom Mobile

Futurewei Technologies, inc.

Golan Telecom

GSMK Gesellschaft fuer Sichere Mobile Kommunikation mbH

Guangdong OPPO Mobile Telecommunications Corp.,Ltd.

Intel

KDDI Corporation

GSMA Operator Member

KORE Wireless

GSMA Industry Member

Latvijas Mobilais Telefons

Mobile Telecommunications Company KSCP (Zain Group)

Nokia

NTT DOCOMO, Inc.

Nuuday A/S

Oman Telecommunications Company S.A.O.G.

Proximus PLC

Qualcomm

Rogers Communications Canada Inc.

SAGA AFRICA HOLDING LIMITED

SK Telecom Co., Ltd.

Swisscom

Syniverse Technologies, Inc

TDC Net

Tele2

Telecom Argentina

GSMA Operator Member

Telecom Italia

Telefonica

Telenor

Telia

Teracom

The MITRE Corporation

Turkcell

United States Cellular Corporation

Vodacom

Vodafone

Xiaomi

GSMA4

The DIG is open to all GSMA members and runs quarterly virtual meetings.

Please contact us at drones@gsma.com to see how you can take part or visit the GSMA Infocentre2 DIG page (available for GSMA members only) for more information.

Drone Interest Group Chair

Aleksandar Prekajski, M.Sc. in Telecommunications and MBA, is the new Chair of the GSMA Drone Interest Group (DIG), taking over from Anouar Saadi, Msc. This group exists to explore opportunities for cellular connectivity in commercial drone deployments, share industry knowledge, and position the industry to realise the promise of unmanned aviation.

Aleksandar Prekajski

Emerging Technologies Strategist, Telus

M.Sc. in Telecommunications and MBA

25 years of mobile communications experience in networks, systems, terminals and applications.

Cellular, Internet of Everything and Emerging Technologies strategist with technology consulting, pre-sales/solution architecting, product/partner management and R&D experience.

Aleksandar is working for TELUS as Emerging Technologies Strategist (B5G/6G, 5GSat, Connected Drones/Mobile Robots and NG IoT) and in the past worked for Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Ericsson, Bell, Amdocs and Telekom Srbija.

Published author in the industry.

He likes coaching basketball, travelling and studying history.

 

Industry Perspectives

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For any questions, please email drones@gsma.com.