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.

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

Please contact us at 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

Anouar Saadi Msc. is the new Chair of the GSMA Drone Interest Group (DIG), which 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.

Learn more about Anouar.

Anouar Saadi

Sr Engineer Service Architect, Rogers Communications

Professional career reflects over 20 years of Cellular & Broadband Networks engineering. Extensive background and highly skilled with strengths in leading and managing technical teams. Outside the box thinker, Passionate, accountable and Quality-focused with a proven track record for delivering projects to specification and deadline. Served as a prime to lead key Initiatives such as 5G, LTE, SON, Small cell and several other technologies and solutions in Sub 6 GHz and mmWave. Languages: English / French

Industry Perspectives

Find out more about the status and evolution of the UAV/drones market, the main use cases associated with drones, and key insights from mobile operators on the benefits of using mobile networks to support drones operations.

Partner Content

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